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Chessy, Rhône

Chessy-les-Mines
Chessy-les-Mines
Chessy-les-Mines

Coordinates: 45°53′17″N 4°37′27″E / 45.8881°N 4.6242°E / 45.8881; 4.6242Coordinates: 45°53′17″N 4°37′27″E / 45.8881°N 4.6242°E / 45.8881; 4.6242

Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Villefranche-sur-Saône
Canton Canton du Bois-d'Oingt
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des pays du Bois-d'Oingt
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thierry Padilla
Area
 • Land1 4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,509
 • Population2 density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 69056 / 69380
Elevation 211–342 m (692–1,122 ft)
(avg. 205 m or 673 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.

Chessy, also known as Chessy-les-Mines, is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France.

Chessy-les-Mines is the type locality of the mineral azurite, also known as "chessylite." [1] The species was redescribed and renamed in 1824 by François-Sulpice Beudant (1787–1850), French mineralogist and geologist.[2]

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Photo gallery of Chessy mines & minerals
  • Photo of a classic Chessy azurite at Muséum national d'histoire naturelle



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