Chaponost

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Chaponost
Church of Chaponost
Church of Chaponost
Location of Chaponost
Chaponost is located in France
Chaponost
Chaponost
Chaponost is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Chaponost
Chaponost
Coordinates: 45°42′39″N 4°44′33″E / 45.7108°N 4.7425°E / 45.7108; 4.7425Coordinates: 45°42′39″N 4°44′33″E / 45.7108°N 4.7425°E / 45.7108; 4.7425
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentRhône
ArrondissementLyon
CantonBrignais
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de la Vallée du Garon
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Damien Combet
Area
1
16.32 km2 (6.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
8,755
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
69043 /69630
Elevation180–336 m (591–1,102 ft)
(avg. 325 m or 1,066 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chaponost is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France.

It is known for its Roman aqueducts.

Monuments[edit]

Vestiges of the Roman aqueduct in Chaponost
Vestiges of the Roman aqueduct in Chaponost

The Roman aqueduct of the Gier, estimated to be 75 km long, was built under Hadrian's reign during the second century CE to enable water supply of the Roman city of Lugdunum (Lyon) from Mont Pilat (source of the river Gier). Arches of the aqueducts (around 92 arches on 550 m) are located on the territory of the commune, at the site of "Le Plat de l'Air".

Twin towns[edit]

Chaponost is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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