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A general view o Villefranche-sur-Saône
A general view o Villefranche-sur-Saône
Coat o airms o Villefranche-sur-Saône
Coat o airms
Villefranche-sur-Saône is locatit in Fraunce
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Villefranche-sur-Saône is locatit in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°59′00″N 4°43′00″E / 45.9833°N 4.7167°E / 45.9833; 4.7167Coordinates: 45°59′00″N 4°43′00″E / 45.9833°N 4.7167°E / 45.9833; 4.7167
Kintra Fraunce
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Depairtment Rhône
Arrondissement Villefranche-sur-Saône
Canton Villefranche-sur-Saône
Intercommunality Villefranche-Beaujolais-Saône
 • Mayor Bernard Perrut (UMP)
Area1 9.48 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 35,640
 • Density 3,800/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 69264 /69400

1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

Villefranche-sur-Saône (Velafranche in the Arpitan leid) is a commune in the Rhône depairtment in eastren Fraunce.

It lees 1 mile (1.6 km) wast o the Saône River, an is aroond 25 kilometres (16 mi) north o Lyon. The inhabitants o the toun are cried Caladois.

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

The popular French sangsters Coralie Clément an Benjamin Biolay, as well as fitbawer Grégory Bettiol an actor an cellist Maurice Baquet wur born in Villefranche-sur-Saône.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Villefranche-sur-Saône wis foondit in 1212 bi Guichard IV, coont o Beaujeu (Bôjor / Biôjœr), an became in the 14t century the caipital o the Beaujolais (Biôjolês) province. It endured three sieges in the 15t an 16t centuries. The toun waws wur taken doun early in the 19t century.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Industries include wine-tradin, metallurgie, textiles, an chemicals.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Autoroute du Sud (the principal road frae Paris tae the sooth o Fraunce) is adjacent tae the east o the toun, runnin alangside the Saône River.

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