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The church of Saint-Irénée
The church of Saint-Irénée
Coat of arms of Bessenay
Coat of arms
Bessenay is located in France
Coordinates: 45°46′39″N 4°33′19″E / 45.7775°N 4.5553°E / 45.7775; 4.5553Coordinates: 45°46′39″N 4°33′19″E / 45.7775°N 4.5553°E / 45.7775; 4.5553
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Lyon
Canton L'Arbresle
Intercommunality Pays de l'Arbresle
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bruno Subtil
Area1 14.01 km2 (5.41 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,210
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 69021 / 69690
Elevation 254–664 m (833–2,178 ft)
(avg. 412 m or 1,352 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.

Bessenay is a commune of the Rhône department in eastern France.

See also[edit]

Communes of the Rhône department