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Subprefecture and commune
The chapel in Yssingeaux
The chapel in Yssingeaux
Coat of arms of Yssingeaux
Coat of arms
Yssingeaux is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Yssingeaux is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°08′37″N 4°07′28″E / 45.1436°N 4.1244°E / 45.1436; 4.1244Coordinates: 45°08′37″N 4°07′28″E / 45.1436°N 4.1244°E / 45.1436; 4.1244
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Loire
Arrondissement Yssingeaux
Canton Yssingeaux
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Sucs
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Bernard Gallot
Area1 80.57 km2 (31.11 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 7,105
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 43268 /43200
Elevation 589–1,320 m (1,932–4,331 ft)
(avg. 840 m or 2,760 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.

Yssingeaux (French pronunciation: ​[isɛ̃ʒo]; Occitan: Sinjau) is a commune and sous-préfecture in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France.


The river Lignon du Velay flows through the commune.

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