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This airticle is aboot the French ceety. For ither uisses, see Saint Etienne.

Saint-Étienne (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃t‿etjɛn]; Arpitan: Sant-Etiève; Saunt Stephen) is a ceety in eastren central Fraunce. It is locatit in the Massif Central, 60 km (37.28 mi) soothwast o Lyon in the Rhône-Alpes region, alang the trunk road that connects Toulouse wi Lyon. Saint-Étienne is the caipital o the Loire département an haes a population o approximately 178,500 in the ceety itsel expandin tae wer 317,000 in the metropolitan aurie (2007).

Coat o airms o Saint-Étienne
Coat o airms
Saint-Étienne is locatit in Fraunce
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Saint-Étienne is locatit in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°26′05″N 4°23′25″E / 45.4347°N 4.3903°E / 45.4347; 4.3903Coordinates: 45°26′05″N 4°23′25″E / 45.4347°N 4.3903°E / 45.4347; 4.3903
Kintra Fraunce
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Depairtment Loire
Canton Chief toun o 9 cantons
Intercommunality Saint-Étienne Métropole
 • Mayor (syne Mairch 2008) Maurice Vincent (PS)
Area1 79.97 km2 (30.88 sq mi)
Population (2007 estimate)2 178,530
 • Rank 16t in Fraunce
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 42218 /42000, 42100
Elevation 422–1,117 m (1,385–3,665 ft)
(avg. 516 m or 1,693 ft)

1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

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