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Old Posted Oct 30, 2007, 10:23 PM
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Lyon, France

Lyon also known as Lyons is a city in east central France. It is the third largest French city, the first being Paris and the second Marseille. It is a major centre of business, situated between Paris and Marseilles, and has a reputation as the French capital of gastronomy and a significant role in the history of cinema.

Together with its suburbs and satellite towns, Lyon forms the second largest metropolitan area in France after Paris, with 1,783,400 inhabitants at the 2007 estimate, and approximately the 20th to 25th largest metropolitan area of Western Europe.

The inner city of Lyon is formed by Lyon and the Villeurbanne anf form a city of 600,000 inhabitants.
Lyon has 4 subway lines (750 000 passengers per day) and 3 light rails lines (150 000 passengers per day)

It is one of most dynamic city in Europe, the 17th most attractive european city for business. (25th in 2006 to 17th in 2007)
Lyon had a GDP of € 56.1 billion in 2004.

In november it will be the first city in France after Paris to have Starbucks Coffee.


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