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Décines-Charpieu

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.

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 is the home venue of Ligue 1 club Lyon as well as hosting several UEFA Women's Champions League matches for the club's women's team. The stadium held several matches of UEFA Euro 2016 including a semi-final. It has hosted the 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final, the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final, and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final and semi-finals.

The stadium has also hosted several rugby union matches, including the Rugby Champions Cup and Rugby Challenge Cup finals of 2016.[4]

Parc Olympique Lyonnais is planned to host matches for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the men and women's football tournaments at the 2024 Summer Olympics.[5][6]

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.
  4. ^ "Lyon to host 2016 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals with Edinburgh chosen for 2017" (Press release). European Professional Club Rugby. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  5. ^ "The 9 stadiums for 2023 RWC in France". Sport 24. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Stade de Lyon". Paris 2024. Retrieved 4 August 2019.

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