Vaulx-en-Velin

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Vaulx-en-Velin
Vaulx-en-Velin is located in France
Vaulx-en-Velin
Vaulx-en-Velin
Coordinates: 45°46′36″N 4°55′07″E / 45.7768°N 4.9186°E / 45.7768; 4.9186Coordinates: 45°46′36″N 4°55′07″E / 45.7768°N 4.9186°E / 45.7768; 4.9186
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Lyon69
Canton Vaulx-en-Velin
Intercommunality Grand Lyon
Government
 • Mayor (2009–14) Bernard Genin (PCF)
Area
 • Land1 20.95 km2 (8.09 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Population2 40,626
 • Population2 density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 69256 / 69120
Elevation 167–250 m (548–820 ft)
(avg. 192 m or 630 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.

Vaulx-en-Velin is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France.

It is the fifth-largest suburb of the city of Lyon, and is located to its northeast, on the Rhône River.

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