Villefranche-sur-Saône

Villefranche-sur-Saône (Velafranche in the Arpitan leid) is a commune in the Rhône depairtment in eastren Fraunce.

Villefranche-sur-Saône
A general view o Villefranche-sur-Saône
A general view o Villefranche-sur-Saône
Coat of airms o Villefranche-sur-Saône
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Villefranche-sur-Saône is located in Fraunce
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Villefranche-sur-Saône is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Coordinates: 45°59′00″N 4°43′00″E / 45.9833°N 4.7167°E / 45.9833; 4.7167Coordinates: 45°59′00″N 4°43′00″E / 45.9833°N 4.7167°E / 45.9833; 4.7167
KintraFraunce
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepairtmentRhône
ArrondissementVillefranche-sur-Saône
CantonVillefranche-sur-Saône
IntercommunalityVillefranche-Beaujolais-Saône
Govrenment
 • MayorBernard Perrut (UMP)
Area
1
9.48 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)2
35,640
 • Density3,800/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
69264 /69400
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.

It lees 1 mile (1.6 km) wast o the Saône River, an is aroond 25 kilometre (16 mi) north o Lyon. The inhabitants o the toun are cried Caladois.

Notable fowkEdit

The popular French sangsters Coralie Clément an Benjamin Biolay, as well as fitbawer Grégory Bettiol an actor an cellist Maurice Baquet wur born in Villefranche-sur-Saône.

HistoryEdit

Villefranche-sur-Saône wis foondit in 1212 bi Guichard IV, coont o Beaujeu (Bôjor / Biôjœr), an became in the 14t century the caipital o the Beaujolais (Biôjolês) province. It endured three sieges in the 15t an 16t centuries. The toun waws wur taken doun early in the 19t century.

EconomyEdit

Industries include wine-tradin, metallurgie, textiles, an chemicals.

TransportEdit

The Autoroute du Sud (the principal road frae Paris tae the sooth o Fraunce) is adjacent tae the east o the toun, runnin alangside the Saône River.

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