Pomeys

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Pomeys
Pomeys is located in France
Pomeys
Pomeys
Coordinates: 45°39′02″N 4°26′41″E / 45.6506°N 4.4447°E / 45.6506; 4.4447Coordinates: 45°39′02″N 4°26′41″E / 45.6506°N 4.4447°E / 45.6506; 4.4447
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Lyon
Canton Canton of Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Hauts du Lyonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Bonnard
Area
 • Land1 13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 939
 • Population2 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.

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

History[edit]

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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