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Rhône (Department, France)

Last modified: 2005-12-24 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 69
Region: Rhône-Alpes
Traditional province: Lyonnais
Bordering departments: Ain, Isère, Loire, Saône-et-Loire
Area: 3,249 km2
Population (1995): 1,561,900 inhabitants

Préfecture: Lyon
Sous-préfecture: Villefranche-sur-Saône
Subdivisions: 2 arrondissements, 51 cantons, 293 communes.

The department is named after the river Rhône.
The department was created in 1793, when the department of Rhône-et-Loire was divided into Rhône and Loire.