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Saint-Étienne
Vueste1.jpg
Coat of arms of Saint-Étienne
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Area1 79.97 km2 (30.88 sq mi)
Population (2012) 171,483
 • Density 2,144.34/km2 (5,553.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 42218 /42000, 42100
Elevation 422–1,117 m (1,385–3,665 ft)
(avg. 516 m or 1,693 ft)
Website http://www.saint-etienne.fr/
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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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Sister cities

Saint-Étienne is twinned with:

  • Algeria Annaba (عنّابة), Algeria — since 1981
  • Slovakia Banska Bystrica, Slovakia — since 2006
  • Tunisia Ben Arous (بن عروس), Tunisia — since 1994
  • United Kingdom Coventry, United Kingdom — since 1955
  • United States Des Moines, Iowa, United States — since 1984
  • Italy Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy — since 1960
  • Morocco Fes, Morocco — since 2006
  • Germany Geltendorf, Bavaria, Germany — since 1966
  • Canada Granby, Quebec, Canada — since 1960
  • Poland Katowice, Poland — since 1994
  • Ukraine Luhansk (Луга́нськ), Ukraine — since 1959
  • Israel Nazareth Illit (נָצְרַת עִלִּית), Israel — since 1974
  • Portugal Oeiras, Portugal — since 1995
  • Greece Patras, Greece — since 1990
  • Madagascar Toamasina, Madagascar — since 1967
  • PolandWarsaw, Poland — since 1995
  • Canada Windsor, Ontario, Canada — since 1963
  • Germany Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany — since 1960
  • People's Republic of China Xúzhōu (徐州市), Jiāngsū (江苏省), China — since 1984



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