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Coat of arms of Merle-Leignec
Coat of arms
Merle-Leignec is located in France
Coordinates: 45°22′32″N 4°01′06″E / 45.3756°N 4.0183°E / 45.3756; 4.0183Coordinates: 45°22′32″N 4°01′06″E / 45.3756°N 4.0183°E / 45.3756; 4.0183
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Saint-Bonnet-le-Château
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marc Beyssac
Area1 16.17 km2 (6.24 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 235
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 42142 /42380
Elevation 660–994 m (2,165–3,261 ft)
(avg. 1,000 m or 3,300 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.

Merle-Leignec is a commune in the Loire department in central France.

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