Décines-Charpieu

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This article is about a city in France. For the asteroid belt, see 15034 Décines.
Décines-Charpieu
Décines-Charpieu is located in France
Décines-Charpieu
Décines-Charpieu
Coordinates: 45°46′10″N 4°57′34″E / 45.7694°N 4.9594°E / 45.7694; 4.9594Coordinates: 45°46′10″N 4°57′34″E / 45.7694°N 4.9594°E / 45.7694; 4.9594
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Lyon
Canton Décines-Charpieu
Intercommunality Communauté urbaine de Lyon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Crédoz (PS)
Area
 • Land1 17.01 km2 (6.57 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 24,668
 • Population2 density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 69275 / 69150
Elevation 171–240 m (561–787 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.

Décines-Charpieu is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France. The name of the city is often shortened and simply called Décines.

Décines left the department of Isère to join the department of Rhône in 1968, and became of a member of the Communauté urbaine de Lyon in 1969.

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Décines is located near Grand Large reservoir, and Lyon is located 12 kilometres west.

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