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Genas is located in France
Coordinates: 45°43′56″N 5°00′10″E / 45.7322°N 5.0028°E / 45.7322; 5.0028Coordinates: 45°43′56″N 5°00′10″E / 45.7322°N 5.0028°E / 45.7322; 5.0028
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Lyon
Canton canton de Décines-Charpieu
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de l'Est Lyonnais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Valero
Area1 23.84 km2 (9.20 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 11,562
 • Density 480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 277 69 277 / 69 740
Elevation 208–263 m (682–863 ft)
(avg. 218 m or 715 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.

Genas is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France.

It is located approximately 9 miles (14 km) east-southeast of Lyon.

The town includes the hamlets of Azieu and Vurey, and has a total population of approximately 11,895.


The town is served by TCL (Lyon public transport) services, despite being outside the Grand Lyon (Greater Lyon) Urban Community.

Twin towns[edit]

Genas is twinned with Ronshausen in Germany.

See also[edit]