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Roanne
Bridge over the Loire, Roanne
Bridge over the Loire, Roanne
Coat of arms of Roanne
Coat of arms
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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
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Roanne
Canton Roanne-1
Roanne-2
Intercommunality Roannais Agglomération
Area
1
16.12 km2 (6.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
35,200
 • Density 2,184/km2 (5,656/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roannais
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
42187 /42300
Elevation 257–304 m (843–997 ft)
(avg. 281 m or 922 ft)
Website www.aggloroanne.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

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

The distances from Roanne to other cities are:

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

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

Population

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

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

Evolution of the population in Roanne

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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). 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).

Administration

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

Roanne is twinned with:

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