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The town hall in Vaulx-en-Velin
The town hall in Vaulx-en-Velin
Coat of arms of Vaulx-en-Velin
Coat of arms
Vaulx-en-Velin is located in France
Coordinates: 45°46′36″N 4°55′07″E / 45.7768°N 4.9186°E / 45.7768; 4.9186Coordinates: 45°46′36″N 4°55′07″E / 45.7768°N 4.9186°E / 45.7768; 4.9186
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Metropolis Metropolis of Lyon
Arrondissement Lyon
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Hélène Geoffroy (PS)
Area1 20.95 km2 (8.09 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 43,394
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 69256 /69120
Elevation 165–193 m (541–633 ft)
(avg. 192 m or 630 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.

Vaulx-en-Velin is a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France.

It is the third-largest suburb of the city of Lyon, and is located to its northeast, on the Rhône River.



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  1. ^ Conseillers municipaux at the Wayback Machine (archived May 30, 2012)

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