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[en]Publié le September 1, 2013

Lyons is the second largest economic centre in France

Situated on the main axis between the European the North and South of europe, the Rhone département is an attractive area. Lyon is the second largest city in France after Paris.

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At the heart of the Rhone département, the city of Lyon offers a comprehensive transport network. Every year, the international airport Lyon-Saint Exupéry welcomes over 6 million passengers.
The industrial strength of the region is based mainly on chemical engineering (Rhodia, Elf Atochem, etc.), the pharmaceutical industry being the second biggest sector (Aventis-Pasteur, Boiron).

The city's vitality rests on its large industrial (metallurgy, electronics, etc.) and service (banking, insurance etc.) sectors. The information technology sector is also well established, supported by the city's research and higher education centres.
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