Charnay, Rhône

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The church in Charnay
The church in Charnay
Coat of arms of Charnay
Coat of arms
Charnay is located in France
Coordinates: 45°53′29″N 4°40′09″E / 45.8914°N 4.6692°E / 45.8914; 4.6692Coordinates: 45°53′29″N 4°40′09″E / 45.8914°N 4.6692°E / 45.8914; 4.6692
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Villefranche-sur-Saône
Canton Le Bois-d'Oingt
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Beaujolais-Saône-Pierres-Dorées
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Laurent Dubuy
Area1 7.06 km2 (2.73 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 1,067
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 69047 /69380
Elevation 206–446 m (676–1,463 ft)
(avg. 450 m or 1,480 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.

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

The village is part of the Beaujolais wine region and is home to numerous wineries. It is also regionally famous for its authentic medieval village.


See also[edit]

Communes of the Rhône department