Roanne

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Roanne
Bridge over the Loire, Roanne
Bridge over the Loire, Roanne
Coat of arms of Roanne
Coat of arms
Roanne is located in France
Roanne
Roanne
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Roanne is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Roanne
Roanne
Coordinates: 46°00′40″N 4°02′27″E / 46.0112°N 4.0408°E / 46.0112; 4.0408Coordinates: 46°00′40″N 4°02′27″E / 46.0112°N 4.0408°E / 46.0112; 4.0408
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentLoire
ArrondissementRoanne
CantonRoanne-1
Roanne-2
IntercommunalityRoannais Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014 - 2020) Yves Nicolin[1]
Area
1
16.12 km2 (6.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
35,200
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Roannais
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
42187 /42300
Elevation257–304 m (843–997 ft)
(avg. 281 m or 922 ft)
Websitewww.aggloroanne.fr
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.

Roanne is a French commune, a subprefecture in the Loire department in central France. It is in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Roanne.

Geography[change | change source]

The commune of Roanne is in the north of the Loire department and has an area of 16.1 km2 (6.2 sq mi).[2] The average altitude is 281 m (922 ft) and the city hall is an altitude of 278 m (912 ft).[3]

The distances from Roanne to other cities are:[4]

Roanne and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Roanne

The commune of Roanne is surrounded by the communes:

The Loire river flows through the city. Two of its tributaries: Renaison and Rhins, also flow through the city and join the Loire in Roanne.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Roanne, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[4]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Roanne are known, in French, as Roannais (women: Roannaises).[5]

With a population of 35,200,[6] Roanne has a population density of 2,184 inhabitants/km2, the highest density in the department.

Evolution of the population in Roanne

Roanne forms, with other 14 communes, the urban area of Roanne with a population of 80,098 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 185.9 km2 (71.8 sq mi).[7] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Roanne, formed by 50 communes with a population of 107,348 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 807.0 km2 (311.6 sq mi).[8]

Administration[change | change source]

Roanne is a subprefecture of the Loire department, the capital of the arrondissement of Roanne and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of two cantons:

  1. Roanne-1, with 29,634 inhabitants (2014).
  2. Roanne-2, with 29,843 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Roannais Agglomération (French: Communauté d'agglomération Roannais Agglomération).

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Roanne is twinned with:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Élus de la Ville de Roanne" (in French). Ville de Roanne. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  2. "Commune de Roanne (42187)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  3. "City of Roanne". Map-France.com. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Ville de Roanne" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  5. "Loire" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  7. "Unité urbaine de Roanne (42502)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  8. "Aire urbaine de Roanne (081)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 14 October 2017.

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