Marcoux, Loire

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Marcoux
Commune
The Château de Goutelas, in Marcoux
The Château de Goutelas, in Marcoux
Coat of arms of Marcoux
Coat of arms
Marcoux is located in France
Marcoux
Marcoux
Coordinates: 45°42′42″N 4°00′50″E / 45.7117°N 4.0139°E / 45.7117; 4.0139Coordinates: 45°42′42″N 4°00′50″E / 45.7117°N 4.0139°E / 45.7117; 4.0139
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Boën-sur-Lignon
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays d'Astrée
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Bernard Roche
Area1 15.3 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 564
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 42136 /42130
Elevation 394–777 m (1,293–2,549 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 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.

Marcoux is a commune in the Loire department in central France.

Geography[edit]

The river Lignon du Forez flows through the commune.

See also[edit]