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Décines-Charpieu is a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. The name of the city is often shortened and simply called Décines.

Décines-Charpieu
The town hall of Décines-Charpieu
The town hall of Décines-Charpieu
Coat of arms of Décines-Charpieu
Coat of arms
Location of Décines-Charpieu
Décines-Charpieu is located in France
Décines-Charpieu
Décines-Charpieu
Décines-Charpieu is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Décines-Charpieu
Décines-Charpieu
Coordinates: 45°46′10″N 4°57′34″E / 45.7694°N 4.9594°E / 45.7694; 4.9594Coordinates: 45°46′10″N 4°57′34″E / 45.7694°N 4.9594°E / 45.7694; 4.9594
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
MetropolisMetropolis of Lyon
ArrondissementLyon
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Laurence Fautra (LR)
Area
1
17.01 km2 (6.57 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
28,249
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
69275 /69150
Elevation171–240 m (561–787 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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GeographyEdit

Décines is located near Grand Large reservoir, and Lyon is located 12 kilometres west.

HistoryEdit

Décines left the department of Isère to join the department of Rhône in 1968, and became a member of the Communauté urbaine de Lyon in 1969. On 1 January 2015 Décines left the department of Rhône to join the Metropolis of Lyon.

EducationEdit

As of 2009 there were nine public preschools (maternelles),[2] nine public elementary schools (some preschools and elementary schools are grouped into combined primary schools), two public junior high schools (Collège Georges Brassens and Collège Maryse Bastie), and one public senior high school/sixth-form college (Lycée d'Enseignement Polyvalent Chaplin-Becquerel).[3]

There is one Catholic private day school, École maternelle/primaire/Collège Jeanne d'Arc.[2]

There is an Islamic day school, Groupe scolaire Al Kindi [fr].

SportEdit

The stadium of Olympique Lyonnais, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, is located in Décines-Charpieu. It was one of the venues for UEFA Euro 2016 and also hosted the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final. Some matches in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will also be held here.

Notable sitesEdit

Surrounding citiesEdit

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Les écoles maternelles" (). Décines-Charpieu. November 18, 2008. Retrieved on October 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Les établissements" (). Décines-Charpieu. December 15, 2009. Retrieved on October 2, 2016.

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