Écully

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Écully
The Château du Vivier
The Château du Vivier
Coat of arms of Écully
Coat of arms
Écully is located in France
Écully
Écully
Coordinates: 45°46′31″N 4°46′42″E / 45.7753°N 4.7783°E / 45.7753; 4.7783Coordinates: 45°46′31″N 4°46′42″E / 45.7753°N 4.7783°E / 45.7753; 4.7783
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Lyon
Canton Écully
Intercommunality Lyon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves-Marie Uhlrich (NC)
Area
 • Land1 8.45 km2 (3.26 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 18,573
 • Population2 density 2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 69081 / 69130
Elevation 180–305 m (591–1,001 ft)
(avg. 211 m or 692 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Écully is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France just west of Lyon.

It is the location of the Paul Bocuse Institute, which is partially situated inside the Château du Vivier.[1]

It is also the location of many higher education institutions, including Ecole de Management de Lyon and Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

Name[edit]

The locality of Écully was originally covered with a forest of oaks. Aesculus, "oak" in Latin, which gives Esculiacus know several transformations: Excolliacus, Escullieu, Escully, Ecuilly, and finally, Écully .

Coat of arms of Écully

Leading institutions of higher education[edit]

Health[edit]

Écully has four clinics: the Val d'Ouest, La Sauvegarde, Mon repos and Saint-Louis.

Sports[edit]

The city has a municipal swimming pool, several gyms, a bowling alley, a multipurpose room, a tennis court, a football and a rugby field.

Businesses[edit]

The city is the seat of Euronews TV and the Groupe SEB.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Institut Paul Bocuse: Contact". Retrieved 2009-03-14.