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Veauche is located in France
Coordinates: 45°33′46″N 4°16′43″E / 45.5628°N 4.2786°E / 45.5628; 4.2786Coordinates: 45°33′46″N 4°16′43″E / 45.5628°N 4.2786°E / 45.5628; 4.2786
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Saint-Galmier
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Saint-Galmier
 • Mayor (2008–2013) Monique Girardon
Area1 10.41 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 8,307
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 42323 / 42340
Elevation 348–406 m (1,142–1,332 ft)
(avg. 377 m or 1,237 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.

Veauche is a commune in the Loire department in central France. Near Saint Etienne (20 km), it is bordered (3 km) west by the longest river in France's Loire and has approximately 8000 veauchois and veauchoises. Veauche name is mentioned as early as 1000.

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