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French city of Lyon
Lyon is a French city founded in 43 BC, and it is the capital of the Rhone-Alpes region, with a land area of 47.95 km², and rises above sea level 173 meters, and is divided administratively into nine departments, and has twinning with several cities such as Varna, Milan, St. Louis, Guangzhou , Minsk, Craiova, St. Petersburg, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Manila, Beersheba, Beirut, Jericho, Yerevan, and Yokohama.
Geography of the city of Lyon
Astronomically located on a longitude of 4.842223 degrees east of the Greenwich Line, and on a latitude of 45.759723 degrees north of the equator, it is located geographically in the southeastern side of France, specifically in the Rhone region, as it is 470 km from Paris, 320 km from Marseille, and a distance 160 km from Geneva, and its climate is characterized by a diverse climate between the subtropical climate and the oceanic climate.
Industry in Lyon
The city is well-known for its industrial sector such as rayon, silk, textile, and dyeing, as well as chemical and electrical industries, automobile industries, and agricultural products.
Tourism in the city of Lyon
- Basilica of Notre Dame: It was built in the nineteenth century, and is characterized by Byzantine and Romen motifs that decorate it, and its architecture, and its view over all parts of Lyon.
- The Opera House: It is one of the important cultural destinations in Lyon, and it offers many musical, cultural and theatrical performances, and it is characterized by its arc-like appearance.
- Fine Arts Museum: It includes many world-famous drawings and historical monuments, the most prominent of which are the Pharaonic monuments.
- St. John the Baptist Cathedral: It was built in 1476 AD, and it is considered one of the central places in France, and it is the main seat of the bishops of Lyon, and it is characterized by its wonderful architecture.
- Romen Civilization Museum: It offers weapons, artwork, and money dating back to the Romen era in the city.
- Romen Theater: It was built in the fifteenth century BC to hold festivals and festivals, and it is considered one of the important historical monuments in the city, and today several festivals are held each year, the most prominent of which is the Noy de Foreveri Festival.
- Teriyox Square: It is one of the World Heritage sites on the UNESCO list, located between the Rhone and the Saun River, particularly in the heart of the city of Lyon, and it is characterized by its crowding with tourists and its fountain, which was built in the nineteenth century AD.
- Saint Nazaire Church: It is one of the finest churches in the city, and was built in the sixteenth century AD in the Gothic style, and it contains many mosaic paintings that represent our Lady, the Virgin Mary, the side chapels and the catacombs, as well as wonderful glass paintings depicting the building of the church.
- Celestin Theater: It was built in 1407 AD, and it was opened in 1877 AD, and is located near the bank of the Saun River, and offers on its wood several contemporary and classic shows.