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The road into Tarare
The road into Tarare
Coat of arms of Tarare
Coat of arms
Tarare is located in France
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Villefranche-sur-Saône
Canton Tarare
Intercommunality Pays de Tarare
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Bruno Peylachon
Area1 13.99 km2 (5.40 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 10,401
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 243 69 243 / 69 170
Elevation 350–727 m (1,148–2,385 ft)
(avg. 359 m or 1,178 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.

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

It lies on the Turdine river, 28 miles west-northwest of Lyon by rail.


Pop. (1906) 11,643.


According to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition:

"Tarare is the centre of a region engaged in the production of muslins, tarletans, embroidery and silk-plush, and in printing, bleaching and other subsidiary processes. Till 1756, when the manufacture of muslins was introduced from Switzerland, the town lay unknown among the Beaujolais mountains. The manufacture of Swiss cotton yarns and crochet embroideries was introduced at the end of the 18th century; at the beginning of the 19th figured stuffs, openworks and zephyrs were first produced. The manufacture of silk-plush for hats and machine-made velvets was set up towards the end of the 19th century. A busy trade is carried on in corn, cattle, linen, hemp, thread and leather."

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