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
Metropolis Metropolis of Lyon
Arrondissement Lyon
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Laurence Fautra (UMP)
Area1 17.01 km2 (6.57 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 25,912
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/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 Metropolis of Lyon in Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. The name of the city is often shortened and simply called Décines.

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

History[edit]

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. On 1 January 2015 Décines left the department of Rhône to join the Metropolis of Lyon.

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