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Where is La Roche-sur-Yon, France Located?

La Roche-sur-Yon is a commune in western France, located in the Pays de la Loire region. It is the capital of the Vendée department. The city was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804 as a new administrative center to replace the city of Fontenay-le-Comte. La Roche-sur-Yon is situated inland, not far from the Atlantic coast.

La Roche Sur Yon Location Map, France

RegionPays de la Loire
Coordinates46°40′14″N 1°25′34″W
Area87.52 km2 (33.79 sq mi)
Population 55,213
Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code85191 /85000
Elevation32-94 m (105-308 ft) (avg. 74 m or 243 ft)