Place:Rhône, France

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NameRhône
Alt namesRhonesource: FDA Worksheet
Rhônesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeDépartement
Coordinates45.75°N 4.833°E
Located inFrance
Also located inRhône-Alpes, France    
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Amplepuis
Ampuis
Anse
Avenas
Beaujeu
Belleville-sur-Saône
Bron
Caluire-et-Cuire
Cercié
Charentay
Chazay-d'Azergues
Châtillon d'Azergues
Condrieu
Craponne
Dardilly
Denicé
Ecully
Eveux
Feyzin
Fontaines-sur-Saône
Givors
Grigny
Irigny
Joux
Juliénas
L'Arbresle
Lacenas
Lamure-sur-Azergues
Le Bois-D'Oingt
Les Echarmeaux
Les Halles
Limonest
Loire
Lyon
Marcilly-d'Azergues
Messimy
Monsols
Mornant
Neuville-sur-Saône
Oullins
Rillieux
Sain-Bel
Saint-Cyr-le-Chatoux
Saint-Fons
Saint-Genis-Laval
Saint-Georges-de-Reneins
Saint-Laurent-d'Agny
Saint-Laurent-de-Chamousset
Saint-Priest
Saint-Symphorien-d'Ozon
Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise
Saint-Vérand
Sainte-Foy-l'Argentière
Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon
Tarare
Tassin-la-Demi-Lune
Thizy
Vaugneray
Vaulx-en-Velin
Vernaison
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Villeurbanne
Vénissieux
Yzeron
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Aigueperse
Albigny-sur-Saône
Alix
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Ancy
Arbuissonnas
Arnas
Aveize
Azolette
Bagnols
Belleville
Belmont
Bessenay
Bibost
Blacé
Bourg-de-Thizy
Brignais
Brindas
Brullioles
Brussieu
Bully
Cailloux-sur-Fontaines
Cenves
Chambost-Allières
Chambost-Longessaigne
Chamelet
Chaponost
Charbonnières-les-Bains
Charly
Charnay
Chassagny
Chasselay
Chaussan
Chessy
Chevinay
Chiroubles
Châtillon
Chénas
Chênelette
Civrieux-d'Azergues
Claveisolles
Cogny
Coise
Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or
Corcelles
Cours
Courzieu
Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or
Cublize
Curis-au-Mont-d'Or
Dareizé
Dième
Dommartin
Dracé
Duerne
Durette
Echalas
Emeringes
Fleurie
Fleurieu-sur-Saône
Fleurieux-sur-l'Arbresle
Fontaines-St-Martin
Francheville
Frontenas
Gleizé
Grandris
Grézieu-la-Varenne
Grézieu-le-Marché
Haute-Rivoire
Jarnioux
Jullié
La Chapelle-de-Mardore
La Chapelle-sur-Coise
La Tour-de-Salvagny
La Ville
Lachassagne
Lancié
Lantignié
Larajasse
Le Breuil
Le Perréon
Lentilly
Les Ardillats
Les Chères
Les Haies
Les Olmes
Les Sauvages
Letra
Liergues
Limas
Lissieu
Longes
Longessaigne
Lozanne
Lucenay
Légny
Marchampt
Marcy
Marcy-l'Etoile
Mardore
Marnand
Meaux-la-Montagne
Meys
Millery
Moiré
Montagny
Montmelas-Saint-Sorlin
Montromant
Montrottier
Morancé
Nuelles
Odenas
Oingt
Orliénas
Ouroux
Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or
Pollionay
Pomeys
Pommiers
Pont-Trambouze
Pontcharra-sur-Turdine
Pouilly-le-Monial
Poule-lès-Echarmeaux
Propières
Quincieux
Quincié-en-Beaujolais
Ranchal
Regnié
Riverie
Rivolet
Rochetaillée
Ronno
Rontalon
Saint-Andéol-le-Château
Saint-Christophe
Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d'Or
Saint-Didier-sur-Beaujeu
Saint-Etienne-des-Ouillìeres
Saint-Etienne-la-Varenne
Saint-Genis-l'Argentière
Saint-Jean-la-Bussière
Saint-Lager
Saint-Laurent-de-Mure
Saint-Loup
Saint-Martin-en-Haut
Saint-Nizier-d'Azergues
Saint-Sorlin
Sainte-Colombe
Salles
Sarcey
Savigny
Soucieu-en-Jarrest
Sourcieux-les-Mines
Souzy
St-André-la-Côte
St-Appolinaire
St-Bonnet-des-Bruyères
St-Bonnet-le-Troncy
St-Clément-de-Vers
St-Clément-les-Places
St-Clément-sur-Valsonne
St-Cyr-sur-le-Rhône
St-Didier-au-Mont-d'Or
St-Didier-sous-Riverie
St-Forgeux
St-Genis-les-Ollières
St-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or
St-Germain-sur-l'Arbresle
St-Igny-de-Vers
St-Jacques-des-Arrets
St-Jean-d'Ardières
St-Jean-de-Touslas
St-Jean-des-Vignes
St-Julien
St-Julien-sur-Bibost
St-Just-d'Avray
St-Laurent-d'Oingt
St-Laurent-de-Vaux
St-Mamert
St-Marcel-l'Eclaire
St-Martin-de-Cornas
St-Maurice-sur-Dargoire
St-Pierre-la-Palud
St-Rambert-l'Ile-Barbe
St-Romain-au-Mont-d'Or
St-Romain-de-Popey
St-Romain-en-Gal
St-Romain-en-Gier
St-Vincent-de-Reins
Ste-Catherine
Ste-Consorce
Ste-Paule
Taluyers
Taponas
Ternand
Theizé
Thel
Thurins
Trades
Trèves
Tupin-et-Semons
Valsonne
Vaux-en-Beaujolais
Vauxrenard
Vernay
Ville-sur-Jarnioux
Villechenève
Villié-Morgon
Vourles
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Rhône (; Franco-Provençal : Rôno) is a French department located in the central Eastern region of Rhône-Alpes. It is named after the Rhône River.

History

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The Rhône department was created on August 12, 1793 when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two departments: Rhône and Loire.

Originally, the eastern border of Rhône was the city of Lyon itself, so that the communes immediately east of Lyon belonged to neighboring department. With the growth of Lyon and the spilling of the urban area over the suburban communes of Lyon, the limits of the department were judged impractical as they left the suburbs of Lyon outside of Rhône . Thus, Rhône was enlarged several times to incorporate into it the suburbs of Lyon from neighboring department:

  • In 1852, four communes from Isère were incorporated into Rhône.
  • In 1967, 23 communes of Isère and six communes of Ain were incorporated into Rhône.
  • In 1971, one commune from Isère was incorporated into Rhône.

With these enlargements, the area of the Rhône department increased from 2,791 km² to the current 3,249 km² (16.4% larger). At the 1999 French census, the original Rhône department would have had only 1,071,288 inhabitants, which means that the population in the territories added in the last two centuries was 507,581 inhabitants in 1999. Lyon remains the administrative center of the département.

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