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Where is Rhone-Alpes, France?

Location of metropolitan region of Rhone-Alpes on a map

Rhone-Alpes is a metropolitan region found in the nation of France. Home to 6,384,816 people, it is the 2nd largest division in France in terms of population.

Rhone-Alpes gained its current status as a metropolitan region in the year 1982. The government of Rhone-Alpes is lead by Jean-Jack Queyranneand is based in the metropolitan region capital of Lyon (Population: 472,317).

The most populous cities in Rhone-Alpes are: Lyon (Population: 472,317), Saint-Etienne (Population: 176,280), Grenoble (Population: 158,552), Villeurbanne (Population: 131,445), Valence (Population: 63,864).

Rhone-Alpes Metropolitan region - Quick Facts

Country France
Region Type Metropolitan region
ISO Code FR_V
Time Zone CEST
Year of Establishment 1982
Capital Lyon (Population: 472,317)
Head of Government Jean-Jack Queyranne
Total Population 6,384,816
Total Area 43,698 sq km (16,872 sq miles)
Population Density 146.1 sq km (378.4 sq miles)
This page was last modified on July 24, 2015.

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