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Rhône (department)

French department

Rhône is a French departmental, named like the river of the same name, the Rhône River. Its prefecture is still located in Lyon but it covers the new arrondissement of Villefranche-sur-Saône. It has been created in January 2015 within the former department of Rhône (now a departmental constituency), by excluding the new Métropole de Lyon.