....til my feet leave the ground and only three more days left of work - eek!
Better get started getting to know my new home...
Lyon facts provide useful information on the city that is of great help to the traveler. Lyon is located at 45°45' North latitude and 4° 50' 60’’ East longitude. The city enjoys a temperate climatic condition. The weather remains hot in summer months and cold in winter months. Rainfall takes place throughout the year.
Lyon is the third biggest city of France and is the capital of Rhone-Alps region. It is situated at the meeting point of the rivers of Rhone and Saone. Approximately 445,000 people lives in Lyon. French is the language spoken by the people of the city. The ethnic group comprises of North African, Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, Basque minorities and Indochinese. Roman Catholicism is followed by about 83% to 88% of the total population. There are also a considerable section of Protestants, Jews and Muslims stays in Lyon.
Some other important facts on Lyon are as follows:
Lyon is situated at an elevation of 659 feet above sea level.
The area code of the city is ‘562’ and the country code is ‘33’
The time zone of Lyon is GMT + 1.
It is also known as the ‘Silk Capital of the World’.
St Exupery Airport is the main airport of Lyon.
The major industries of the city of Lyon are textiles, silk, machinery, tourism, printing and chemicals.
Euro (EUR) is the currency of Lyon. Notes come in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 and the coins come in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent. Euro (€) = 100 cents.
The trading partners of Lyon are USA, UK, Italy and Germany.
The major products exported from Lyon are iron, steel, machinery and transportation equipment, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, beverages and plastics.
The shops are open from 10 am to mid-day and again from 2 pm to 7:30 pm from Monday to Saturday.