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Coat of arms of Saint-Étienne
Coat of arms
Saint-Étienne is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Saint-Étienne is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°26′05″N 4°23′25″E / 45.4347°N 4.3903°E / 45.4347; 4.3903Coordinates: 45°26′05″N 4°23′25″E / 45.4347°N 4.3903°E / 45.4347; 4.3903
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Intercommunality Saint-Étienne Métropole
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gaël Perdriau
Area1 79.97 km2 (30.88 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 171,483
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 42218 /42000, 42100
Elevation 422–1,117 m (1,385–3,665 ft)
(avg. 516 m or 1,693 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.

Saint-Étienne is a city in France, located southwest of Lyon. It is the prefecture of the Loire department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It was first mentioned in 1258 as Sancti Stephani de Furanum. From about the 14th century, the importance of the city grew due to the arms that were made there. Jules Massenet was born near Saint-Étienne.

A.S. Saint-Étienne is a famous football club.

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