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Coat of arms of Poncins
Coat of arms
Poncins is located in France
Coordinates: 45°43′43″N 4°09′46″E / 45.7286°N 4.1628°E / 45.7286; 4.1628Coordinates: 45°43′43″N 4°09′46″E / 45.7286°N 4.1628°E / 45.7286; 4.1628
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Feurs
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Feurs en Forez
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Julien Duché
Area1 20.63 km2 (7.97 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 754
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 42174 / 42110
Elevation 331–393 m (1,086–1,289 ft)
(avg. 330 m or 1,080 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.

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


The river Lignon du Forez flows through the commune.

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