Arrondissements of the Rhône department

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The two arrondissements of the Rhône department are, since the 2017 arrondissements reform:[1]

  1. Arrondissement of Lyon, (prefecture of the Rhône department: Lyon) with 135 communes. 59 of these communes are not part of the Rhône department, but of the Metropolis of Lyon. The population of the arrondissement was 1,573,286 in 2015.
  2. Arrondissement of Villefranche-sur-Saône, (subprefecture: Villefranche-sur-Saône) with 143 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 248,709 in 2015.


  1. ^ "Arrêté n° 2017-019" (PDF). Préfecture régionale Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.