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Coat of arms of Précieux
Coat of arms
Précieux is located in France
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
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Montbrison
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération Loire Forez
 • Mayor Monique Rey
Area1 16.29 km2 (6.29 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 775
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 42180 /42600
Elevation 358–404 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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