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The museum in Sauvain
The museum in Sauvain
Sauvain is located in France
Coordinates: 45°40′27″N 3°54′23″E / 45.6742°N 3.9064°E / 45.6742; 3.9064Coordinates: 45°40′27″N 3°54′23″E / 45.6742°N 3.9064°E / 45.6742; 3.9064
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Saint-Georges-en-Couzan
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération Loire Forez
 • Mayor Henri Goutte
Area1 30.23 km2 (11.67 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 429
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 42298 / 42990
Elevation 640–1,631 m (2,100–5,351 ft)
(avg. 890 m or 2,920 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.

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


The river Lignon du Forez flows through the commune.

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