commune in the metropolis of Lyon, France
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Location of Lyon in France
Place Du Griffon, Lyon, France

Lyon (Lyon in English) is a city in the southeast of France. Today it is the second largest metropolis, or metro area in France (Paris is the largest). In 2014, about 506,000 people lived in Lyon, about 2,300,000 in the urban area.

In ancient history, the name of Lyon was Lugdunum. Someone who lives in Lyon is called a Lyonnais (male) or a Lyonnaise (female) in French.

Lyon has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa in the Koeppen climate classification). It is between the Rhône and the Saône. It is about 150 kilometres (93 mi) west of the Italian border.

The town was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.[1]

Famous people from LyonEdit


Famous sports clubs from Lyon are:

  • Olympique Lyonnais: The local football team in lyon
  • ASVEL: The local basketball team
  • LOU: (Lyon Olympique Universitaire) The local rugby team



  1. "Historic Site of Lyon". UNESCO. Retrieved 9 May 2017.