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Church of Chaponost
Church of Chaponost
Chaponost is located in France
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Villefranche-sur-Saône
Canton Brignais
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Vallée du Garon
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Damien Combet
Area1 16.32 km2 (6.30 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 7,963
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 69043 / 69630
Elevation 180–336 m (591–1,102 ft)
(avg. 325 m or 1,066 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Chaponost is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France.

It is known for its Roman aqueducts.


Vestiges of the Roman aqueduct in Chaponost
Vestiges of the Roman aqueduct in Chaponost

The Roman aqueduct of the Gier, estimated to be 75 km long, was built under Hadrian's reign during the second century CE to enable water supply of the Roman city of Lugdunum (Lyon) from

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