The church with a statue of Michel Combes in the foreground
|Intercommunality||Feurs en Forez|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jean-Pierre Taite|
|Area1||24.39 km2 (9.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (810/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||42094 / 42110|
|Elevation||327–366 m (1,073–1,201 ft)
(avg. 345 m or 1,132 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.
The inhabitants of Feurs are called Foréziens.
The name Feurs derives from the Roman name of the town Forum Segusiavorum. Vestiges of the ancient Roman city are located by the current post office.
The city gave its name to the Forez province in which it is located.
Over 300 small and medium enterprises are settled in Feurs and account for about 3'200 jobs, distributed as follows : tertiary sector (1675), metal industry (1280), construction (267).
Feurs and the town of Olching in Bavaria, Germany, have been twin towns since August 1963, when a delegation of 24 Foréziens, led by the mayor Félix Nigay, visited their German counterparts for the first time.
- Geoffroy Guichard (1867- 1940), founder of the Casino Group.
- Franck Montagny, Formula 1 pilot
- Joseph-Guichard Du Verney (1648-1730), anatomist.
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- Bienvenue sur le site de la ville de Feurs
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