Pomeys

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Pomeys
Coat of arms of Pomeys
Coat of arms
Location of Pomeys
Pomeys is located in France
Pomeys
Pomeys
Pomeys is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Pomeys
Pomeys
Coordinates: 45°39′02″N 4°26′41″E / 45.6506°N 4.4447°E / 45.6506; 4.4447Coordinates: 45°39′02″N 4°26′41″E / 45.6506°N 4.4447°E / 45.6506; 4.4447
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentRhône
ArrondissementLyon
CantonVaugneray
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes des Hauts du Lyonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Bonnard
Area
1
13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,176
 • Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
69155 /69590
Elevation502–764 m (1,647–2,507 ft)
(avg. 760 m or 2,490 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

History[edit]

The legend traces the origins of the parish of St Martin de Pomeys (village name) to the life of the great apostle of the French countryside: St. Martin. Returning from his homeland of Hungary, the bishop of Tours would have stopped at the inexhaustible fountain known as the "fountain St Martin". He would have left there, engraved on the stone, the mark with his stick. This fountain is located on the "raitchemin de St Martin" on the way to the bois de Pomeys.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.