Saint-Genis-Laval

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Saint-Genis-Laval
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Saint-Genis-Laval is located in France
Saint-Genis-Laval
Saint-Genis-Laval
Coordinates: 45°41′46″N 4°47′35″E / 45.696°N 4.793°E / 45.696; 4.793Coordinates: 45°41′46″N 4°47′35″E / 45.696°N 4.793°E / 45.696; 4.793
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Lyon
Canton Saint-Genis-Laval
Intercommunality Lyon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roland Crimier (MoDem)
Area
 • Land1 12.92 km2 (4.99 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 20,622
 • Population2 density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 69204 / 69230
Elevation 169–307 m (554–1,007 ft)
(avg. 270 m or 890 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.

Saint-Genis-Laval is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France, near Lyon.

At Saint-Genis-Laval, the Lyon astronomical observatory is placed.

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