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Canton Saint-Priest

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Former
Canton Saint-Priest
Region Rhône-Alpes
Département Rhône
Arrondissement Lyon
Main site Saint-Priest
Dissolution date 29.March 2015
Inhabitants 42.488 (Jan. 1, 2012)
Population density 1.430 inhabitants/km²
Area 29.71 km²
Communities 1
INSEE code 6945

The canton of Saint-Priest was a French canton in the arrondissement of Lyon and in the Rhône-Alpes region until 2015. It was originally part of the Rhône department and consisted of the town of Saint-Priest. The canton was abolished when, in its catchment area, 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] Its last representative in the conseil général des Départements was Evelyne Fontaine (PS), succeeding Bruno Polga (also PS, term 1985-2011).

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  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)