A general view of Fleurie
|Arrondissement||Arrondissement of Villefranche-sur-Saône|
|Canton||Canton of Beaujeu|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Frédéric Miguet|
|Area1||13.94 km2 (5.38 sq mi)|
|• Density||85/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||69084 / 69820|
|Elevation||210–524 m (689–1,719 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 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.
Medieval charters record Fleurie as Floriacum.
Fleurie AOC is a division of the Beaujolais wine region. In the 1970s the British Conservative politician and tax fugitive Ernest Marples (1907–78) owned a Fleurie château and vineyard, to which he retired after fleeing from an Inland Revenue investigation in 1975.
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