Place:Oyonnax, Ain, France

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NameOyonnax
TypeCommune
Coordinates46.25°N 5.667°E
Located inAin, France
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Oyonnax is the second most populated commune in the Ain department in the Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. Its residents are known as Oyonnaxiens.

Oyonnax lies in a valley of the Jura Mountains in the far north of Ain. It is near the Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura. The city is on the river Ange. Its prominence in the plastics industry has earned it the name Plastics Valley.

The town was awarded the Médaille de la Résistance on the 16th June 1947.

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