|Residents||457,392 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Population density||168 inhabitants per km²|
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Location of the department of Rhône in the
region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Since the spin-off of the metropolis of Lyon , the Rhône only touches the département in a few shorter sections in the southeast and south, where it forms the border of the département - coming from the east and flowing down to the south. Coming from the north, its tributary Saône forms the eastern border of the northern half of the department and flows into the Rhone in the city center of Lyon.
On January 1, 2015, the communes of the Communauté urbaine de Lyon were spun off from the Département Rhône, at the same time the communal association became a regional body with special status and designation Métropole de Lyon , which performs the tasks of a department and a municipal association.
From 1960 to 2015 it was part of the Rhône-Alpes region , which in 2016 became part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
coat of arms
Description : Split in red and gold is a silver lion in front under a blue shield head with three golden lilies and behind a black, red armored and tongued lion, covered by a red five-lipped tournament collar .
The Département Rhône is divided into two arrondissements (including the part of the arrondissement Lyon without the area of the Métropole de Lyon) and 208 municipalities.
January 1, 2017
population / km²
|Lyon (excluding Métropole de Lyon)||76||206.028||1714.22||120||691|
- List of communes in the Rhône department
- List of cantons in the Rhône department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Rhône department
- Le président Christophe Guilloteau Official website of the General Council
- Article L3611-1 of the Code général des collectivités territoriales , inserted by Law No. 2014-58 of January 27, 2014