Canton Lyon-VIII

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Canton Lyon-VIII
Region Rhône-Alpes
Département Rhône
Arrondissement Lyon
Main site Lyon
Dissolution date 29.March 2015
Inhabitants 35.414 (Jan. 1, 2012)
Population density 18.068 Inhabitants/km²
Area 1.96 km²
Communities 1
INSEE code 6919

The canton of Lyon-VIII was a French canton in the arrondissement of Lyon and in the Rhône-Alpes region of France until 2015. It was originally part of the Rhône department and included part of the 3rd metropolitan district (French: 3e arrondissement) of Lyon. The canton was abolished when the Métropole de Lyon replaced the Département Rhône as the superior territorial entity at the turn of 2014/2015, and the cantons lost their function as constituencies.[1] The last representative in the conseil général des Départements was Thierry Philip (PS), who succeeded Lionel Lassagne (UMP).

Individual references

  1. Ordonnance n° 2014-1539 du 19 décembre 2014 relative à l’élection des conseillers métropolitains de Lyon published in the JORF and on Légifrance (French)