Lyon is the capital of the administrative region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, created by a 2016 merger of with Auvergne. It also serves as the administrative centre for Metropolitan Lyon and the département; the two entities were separated in 2015.


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 507,000
  • Postal codes: 69061 CEDEX 06 – 69009
  • IATA airport code: LYS
  • United Nations Location Code: FR LIO
  • Latitude: 45° 44' 54.5" (45.7485°) north
  • Longitude: 4° 50' 48.2" (4.8467°) east
  • Elevation: 173 meters (568 feet)
  • Wikidata: Lyon
  • Wikimedia Commons: Lyon

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Albanian: Lion, Amharic: ልዮን, Arabic: ليون, Aragonese: León do Roine, Armenian: Լիոն, Arpitan: Liyon, Azerbaijani: Lion, Belarusian: Горад Ліён, Bulgarian: Лион, Burmese: လီယွန်းမြို့, Catalan: Lió, Central Kurdish: لیۆن, Chechen: Лион, Chinese: 里昂, Esperanto: Liono, French: Lyon, Galician: Lión, Georgian: ლიონი, German: Lyon, Greek: Λυών, Hebrew: ליון, Hindi: ल्यों, Italian: Lione, Japanese: リヨン, Kazakh: Лион, Korean: 리옹, Kurdish: Liyon, Latin: Lugdunum, Latvian: Liona, Ligurian: Lion, Lithuanian: Lionas, Lojban: lion
Lombard: Liun, Macedonian: Лион, Marathi: ल्यों, Mazanderani: لیون, Mingrelian: ლიონი, Neapolitan: Lione, Occitan (post 1500): Lion, Oriya (macrolanguage): ଲିଓନ, Ossetian: Лион, Panjabi: ਲਿਓਂ, Persian: لیون, Piemontese: Lion, Portuguese: Lyon, Russian: Лион, Sardinian: Lione, Serbian: Лион, Sicilian: Lioni, Spanish: Lyon, Tamil: லியோன், Thai: ลียง, Tibetan: ལི་ཡོང་།, Uighur: Lion, Ukrainian: Ліон, Urdu: لیون, Uzbek: Lion, Venetian: Lion, Veps: Lion, Western Panjabi: لیون, Wu Chinese: 里昂, Yiddish: ליאן, Yue Chinese: 里昂, Lyons

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