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Lyonnais(lyônā`), region and former province, E central France, now divided into the Rhône and Loire depts. It included Lyonnais proper (the region around LyonsLyons,
Fr. Lyon , city (1990 pop. 422,444), capital of Rhône dept., E central France, at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. As an economic center and a densely populated metropolis it is second only to Paris.
..... Click the link for more information. , its capital), which Philip IV acquired c.1307; the former counties of Forez and Beaujolais, annexed in 1531; and the tiny dependency of Franc-Lyonnais. It is largely a grazing region, with great industrial centers (noted especially for their textile production) at Lyons, Saint-Étienne, and Roanne.
a historical region of France, in the northeastern part of the Massif Central. Area, 8,000 sq km. Population, 2,200,000 (1972). Lyon is its principal city. Lyonnais is now divided into the departments of Rhône and Loire.
a former province of E central France, on the Rivers Rh?ne and Sa?ne: occupied by the present-day departments of Rh?ne and Loire. Chief town: Lyon