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The town hall in Veauche
The town hall in Veauche
Coat of arms of Veauche
Coat of arms
Veauche is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Veauche is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°33′46″N 4°16′43″E / 45.5628°N 4.2786°E / 45.5628; 4.2786Coordinates: 45°33′46″N 4°16′43″E / 45.5628°N 4.2786°E / 45.5628; 4.2786
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Andrézieux-Bouthéon
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Saint-Galmier
 • Mayor (2008–2013) Monique Girardon
Area1 10.41 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 8,307
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 42323 /42340
Elevation 348–406 m (1,142–1,332 ft)
(avg. 377 m or 1,237 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.

Veauche is a commune in the Loire department in central France. Near Saint Etienne (20 km), it is bordered (3 km) west by the longest river in France's Loire and has approximately 8000 veauchois and veauchoises. Veauche name is mentioned as early as 1000.

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