|Arrondissement||Arrondissement of Lyon|
|Canton||Canton of Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise|
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes des Hauts du Lyonnais|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Claude Bonnard|
|Area1||13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||72/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||69155 / 69590|
|Elevation||502–764 m (1,647–2,507 ft)
(avg. 760 m or 2,490 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.
The legend traces the origins of the parish of St Martin de Pomeys (village name) to the life of the great apostle of the French countryside: St. Martin. Returning from his homeland of Hungary, the bishop of Tours would have stopped at the inexhaustible fountain known as the "fountain St Martin". He would have left there, engraved on the stone, the mark with his stick. This fountain is located on the "raitchemin de St Martin" on the way to the bois de Pomeys.
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