Lyon

commune in the metropolis of Lyon, France

Lyon is a city in the southeast of France. It is the third-largest city in the country (behind Paris and Marseille), with about 513,000 people living there in 2015. It is the second largest metropolis, or metro area, in France (behind only that of Paris), with about 2.3 million people in 2014.

Lyon
Flag of Lyon
Flag
Coat of arms of Lyon
Coat of arms
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
MetropolisLyon Metropolis
ArrondissementArrondissement of Lyon
Government
 • Mayor (2018-)Gerard Collomb (La République En Marche!)
Elevation
162-349 m (531-1,145 ft)
Population
 • Estimate 
(January 2016)
513,000
 • Metro
2,265,000
Lyon
Location of Lyon in France
Place Du Griffon, Lyon, France

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 central part of Lyon, located on the peninsula between the Rhône and the Saône, was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.[1]

Famous people from LyonEdit

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Famous sports clubs from Lyon are:

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ReferencesEdit

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