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This article is about a city in France. For the asteroid belt, see 15034 Décines.
Décines-Charpieu is located in France
Coordinates: 45°46′10″N 4°57′34″E / 45.7694°N 4.9594°E / 45.7694; 4.9594Coordinates: 45°46′10″N 4°57′34″E / 45.7694°N 4.9594°E / 45.7694; 4.9594
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Metropolis Metropolis of Lyon
Arrondissement Lyon
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Laurence Fautra (LR)
Area1 17.01 km2 (6.57 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 25,912
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 69275 /69150
Elevation 171–240 m (561–787 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.

Décines-Charpieu is a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. The name of the city is often shortened and simply called Décines.


Décines is located near Grand Large reservoir, and Lyon is located 12 kilometres west.


Décines left the department of Isère to join the department of Rhône in 1968, and became of a member of the Communauté urbaine de Lyon in 1969. On 1 January 2015 Décines left the department of Rhône to join the Metropolis of Lyon.


As of 2009 there were nine public preschools (maternelles),[1] nine public elementary schools (some preschools and elementary schools are grouped into combined primary schools), two public junior high schools (Collège Georges Brassens and Collège Maryse Bastie), and one public senior high school/sixth-form college (Lycée d'Enseignement Polyvalent Chaplin-Becquerel).[2]

There is one Catholic private day school, Ecole maternelle/primaire/Collège Jeanne d'Arc.[1]

There is an Islamic day school, Groupe scolaire Al Kindi (fr).

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  1. ^ a b "Les écoles maternelles" (). Décines-Charpieu. November 18, 2008. Retrieved on October 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Les établissements" (). Décines-Charpieu. December 15, 2009. Retrieved on October 2, 2016.

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