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The Le Pertuiset bridge, in Unieux
The Le Pertuiset bridge, in Unieux
Coat of arms of Unieux
Coat of arms
Unieux is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Unieux is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°24′09″N 4°15′44″E / 45.4025°N 4.2622°E / 45.4025; 4.2622Coordinates: 45°24′09″N 4°15′44″E / 45.4025°N 4.2622°E / 45.4025; 4.2622
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Saint-Étienne
Canton Firminy
Intercommunality Saint-Étienne Métropole
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christophe Faverjon
Area1 8.58 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 8,467
 • Density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Unieutaires
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 42316 /42240
Elevation 421–660 m (1,381–2,165 ft)
(avg. 460 m or 1,510 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.

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

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Unieux is located within a larger metropolitan area, yet is surrounded by delightful and varied countryside that will appeal to the tourist who enjoys vigorous exercise or not too vigorous exercise, in the open air.

In recent years, the council of Unieux has made great efforts to improve and modernise the communications infrastructure. This has included road and transport improvements, and the addition of a sophisticated multimedia library that enables the citizens of Unieux, young, and not so young, to keep in touch with the world beyond Unieux. It is expected that these developments will make it possible for Unieux to become more prosperous, without having to suffer any unpleasant impact on the environment.

Transport is primarily by road. But one can take the train from Gare de Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux, so long as one is prepared to travel the 12 km between Unieux and Saint-Étienne.

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