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Vénissieux is located in France
Coordinates: 45°41′52″N 4°53′12″E / 45.6978°N 4.8867°E / 45.6978; 4.8867Coordinates: 45°41′52″N 4°53′12″E / 45.6978°N 4.8867°E / 45.6978; 4.8867
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Lyon
Canton Vénissieux-Nord/Vénissieux-Sud
Intercommunality Grand Lyon
 • Mayor (2009–14) Michèle Picard (PCF)
Area1 15.33 km2 (5.92 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 57,754
 • Density 3,800/km2 (9,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 69259 / 69200
Elevation 171–229 m (561–751 ft)
(avg. 186 m or 610 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.

Vénissieux (Vènissiœx in the Lyonnais dialect of Arpitan language) is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France. It is the second-largest suburb of the city of Lyon, and is adjacent to the southeast. The name Vénissieux derives from Latin Viniciacum, itself crafted upon a Roman villa landlord named Vinicius. Some monuments are really old, like "l'ecole du centre" or "l'école Pasteur". this two monuments were used by the nazi during the second world War. On the city-center, there is a museum of history where we can find all this information. It takes place on the last city hall. On the picture, we see the museum at left, and the church, at right


Vénissieux is connected to Lyon's Métro (underground or subway) system on the ligne D ("line D"). The Tramway Line 4 connects Vénissieux to Lyon 8th arrondissement. The Gare de Vénissieux railway station offers connections to Lyon, Grenoble and Chambéry.


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