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Lyon, also known as Liyon in Arpetan, is a city in east-central France in the region Rhône-Alpes. Its name is pronounced About this sound [ljɔ̃]  in French and Arpitan, and /lˈɒn/ (Lyon) or /ˈl.ənz/ (Lyons) in English. Lyon is the second-largest French urban area, the first being Paris and the third Marseille. It is a major center of business, situated between Paris and Marseille, and has a reputation as the French capital of gastronomy and having a significant role in the history of cinema with Auguste and Louis Lumière. The local professional football team, Olympique Lyonnais, has increased the profile of Lyon internationally through participation in European football championships. The residents of the city are called Lyonnais.

Together with its suburbs and satellite towns, Lyon forms the second-largest metropolitan area in France after that of Paris, with a population estimated to be 1,748,271 in urban area. Its administrative urban region called Metropole of Lyon, represents 20% of the Rhône-Alpes région population with 1,2 million inhabitant. Lyon is also a major industrial center specializing in chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. There is also a significant software industry with a particular focus on video games.



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the Lumière brothers
The Lumière brothers, Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas (19 October 1862, Besançon, France – 10 April 1954, Lyon) and Louis Jean (5 October 1864, Besançon, France – 6 June 1948, Bandol), were among the earliest filmmakers. (Appropriately, "lumière" translates as "light" in English). They often assimilated as the inventors of cinema, they were the most of their life in Lyon and they died in Lyon.


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The Rib vaults of the church of Saint Nizier
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The Rib vaults of the church of Saint Nizier

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Things you can do to help improve this Portal:
  • Improve the article Lyon.
  • Improve the article Metropole of Lyon
  • Create a nice template for the portal pages shortcut and transports.
  • Translate from French articles of each arrondissements of Lyon following the example of the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon.
  • Put the metro stations on the districts of Lyon using the templates Lyon metro.
  • Improve the design of the portal which's not definitive and need to be more attractive.
  • Translate fr:Ponts de Lyon in Bridges of Lyon
  • Translate fr:P4 Jean Merieux in Laboratory P4 Lyon Jean Merieux

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