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
|Region Type||Metropolitan region|
|Year of Establishment||1982|
|Capital||Lyon (Population: 472,317)|
|Head of Government||Jean-Jack Queyranne|
|Total Area||43,698 sq km (16,872 sq miles)|
|Population Density||146.1 sq km (378.4 sq miles)|