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Location of Lyon in France
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Place Du Griffon, Lyon, France

Lyon (Lyon in English) is a city in the southeast of France. Today it is the second largest metropolis, or metro area in France (Paris is the largest). In 2012, about 500,000 people lived in Lyon, about 2,300,000 in the urban area.

In ancient history, the name of Lyon was Lugdunum. Someone who lives in Lyon is called a Lyonnais (male) or a Lyonnaise (female) in French.

Lyon has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa in the Koeppen climate classification). It is between the Rhône and the Saône. It is about 150 kilometres (93 mi) west of the Italian border.

Famous people from Lyon

  • The Lumière Brothers who created cinema
  • Paul Bocuse, a world renowned chef


Famous sports clubs from Lyon are

  • Olympique Lyonnais: The local football team in lyon
  • ASVEL: The local BasketBall team
  • LOU: (Lyon Olympique Universitaire) The local Rugby team


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