Précieux

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Précieux
Commune
Coat of arms of Précieux
Coat of arms
Précieux is located in France
Précieux
Précieux
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Précieux is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Précieux
Précieux
Coordinates: 45°35′14″N 4°09′07″E / 45.5872°N 4.1519°E / 45.5872; 4.1519Coordinates: 45°35′14″N 4°09′07″E / 45.5872°N 4.1519°E / 45.5872; 4.1519
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentLoire
ArrondissementMontbrison
CantonMontbrison
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération Loire Forez
Government
 • MayorMonique Rey
Area116.29 km2 (6.29 sq mi)
Population (1999)2775
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code42180 /42600
Elevation358–404 m (1,175–1,325 ft)
(avg. 375 m or 1,230 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.

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

Celebrity connections[edit]

Benoît Malon (1841 - 1893), politician, journalist and an important leader in the development of socialism, both within France and internationally, was born in Précieux.

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