Fleurie

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Fleurie
A general view of Fleurie
A general view of Fleurie
Location of Fleurie
Fleurie is located in France
Fleurie
Fleurie
Fleurie is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Fleurie
Fleurie
Coordinates: 46°11′35″N 4°41′53″E / 46.193°N 4.698°E / 46.193; 4.698Coordinates: 46°11′35″N 4°41′53″E / 46.193°N 4.698°E / 46.193; 4.698
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentRhône
ArrondissementVillefranche-sur-Saône
CantonBelleville
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Frédéric Miguet
Area
1
13.94 km2 (5.38 sq mi)
Population
(1999)2
1,190
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
69084 /69820
Elevation210–524 m (689–1,719 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 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.

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

Medieval charters record Fleurie as Floriacum.[1]

Fleurie AOC is a division of the Beaujolais wine region. In the 1970s the British Conservative politician and tax fugitive Ernest Marples (1907–78) owned a Fleurie château and vineyard, to which he retired after fleeing from an Inland Revenue investigation in 1975.[2]

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  1. ^ Faure-Brac, Odile. Carte archéologique de la Gaule - Le Rhône. 69/1. Paris: Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. p. 230. ISBN 978-2-87754-096-4.
  2. ^ Stott, Richard (2002). Dogs and Lamposts. Toronto: Hushion House Publishing. pp. 166–171. ISBN 978-1-84358-040-9.