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The abbey in Charlieu
The abbey in Charlieu
Coat of arms of Charlieu
Coat of arms
Charlieu is located in France
Coordinates: 46°09′36″N 4°10′21″E / 46.16°N 4.1725°E / 46.16; 4.1725Coordinates: 46°09′36″N 4°10′21″E / 46.16°N 4.1725°E / 46.16; 4.1725
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Roanne
Canton Charlieu
Intercommunality Le Pays de Charlieu
 • Mayor (2001–2008) René Lapallus
Area1 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 3,649
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 42052 /42190
Elevation 268–378 m (879–1,240 ft)
(avg. 265 m or 869 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.

Charlieu is a commune in the Loire department at the northern end of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. It is home to Charlieu Abbey.

Twin towns[edit]

It is twinned with the town of Calne in Wiltshire, UK.

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