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Violay is located in France
Coordinates: 45°51′14″N 4°21′31″E / 45.8539°N 4.3586°E / 45.8539; 4.3586Coordinates: 45°51′14″N 4°21′31″E / 45.8539°N 4.3586°E / 45.8539; 4.3586
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Roanne
Canton Néronde
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Balbigny
 • Mayor Véronique CHAVEROT
Area1 27.07 km2 (10.45 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,343
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 42334 / 42780
Elevation 535–1,004 m (1,755–3,294 ft)
(avg. 830 m or 2,720 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.

Violay is a commune in the Loire department in central France.

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