Vernay, Rhône

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The church in Vernay
The church in Vernay
Coat of arms of Vernay
Coat of arms
Vernay is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Vernay is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 46°09′29″N 4°31′48″E / 46.1581°N 4.53°E / 46.1581; 4.53Coordinates: 46°09′29″N 4°31′48″E / 46.1581°N 4.53°E / 46.1581; 4.53
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Villefranche-sur-Saône
Canton Belleville
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Didier Bazy
Area1 5.59 km2 (2.16 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 118
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 69261 /69430
Elevation 393–940 m (1,289–3,084 ft)
(avg. 650 m or 2,130 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.

Vernay is a commune (municipality) and former bishopric in the Rhône department in eastern France.


There is no archaeological or written evidence of Roman or earlier occupation on the site.

Around 400 a Latin Catholic Diocese of Vernay was established. Neither incumbents nor other details are available. It was suppressed, apparently without direct successor.

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