Saint-Héand

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Saint-Héand
Saint-Héand is located in France
Saint-Héand
Saint-Héand
Coordinates: 45°31′46″N 4°22′25″E / 45.5294°N 4.3736°E / 45.5294; 4.3736Coordinates: 45°31′46″N 4°22′25″E / 45.5294°N 4.3736°E / 45.5294; 4.3736
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Saint-Étienne
Canton Saint-Héand
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Marc Thélisson
Area
 • Land1 31.3 km2 (12.1 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 3,722
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 42234 / 42570
Elevation 467–870 m (1,532–2,854 ft)
(avg. 680 m or 2,230 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-Héand is a commune in the Loire department in central France, 12 kilometres from Saint-Étienne.

The name Héand comes from Latin Eugendus; and was given to the town either by the saint himself when founding a monastery, or by pilgrims bringing relics here.

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