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Saint-Étienne

Saint-Etienne
Administration
Full nameSaint-Étienne
CountryFrance
RegionRhne-Alpes
DepartmentLoire
CantonChief town of 9 cantons
MayorMaurice Vincent (PS) (since March 2008)
Statistics
Elevation1692.9 ft (516 m)
Highest Elevation3664.7 ft (1117 m)
Lowest Elevation1384.5 ft (422 m)
Land Area30.9 sq mi (79.97 km2)
Total Population178530 (16th in France) (2007 estimate)
- Density5782.2/sq mi (2232.5/km2)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
Postal code42000, 42100
INSEE42218

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Saint-Étienne (-frsɛ̃t‿etjɛn; ; Saint Stephen) is a city in eastern central France. It is located in the Massif Central, 60 km southwest of Lyon in the Rhône-Alpes region, along the trunk road that connects Toulouse with Lyon. Saint-Étienne is the capital of the Loire département and has a population of approximately 178,500 in the city itself expanding to over 317,000 in the metropolitan area (2007).


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