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"La Roche-sur-Yon" is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

It is the capital) of the department. Its inhabitants are called "Yonnais".

The town was built after Napoleon I had chosen his site to build the new préfecture of the Vendée, which replaced Fontenay-le-Comte on 25 May 1804.

The town was called successively:
*Napoléon-on-Yon (during the First French Empire)
*Bourbon-Vendée (during the French Restoration)
*Napoléon-Vendée (during the French Second Empire)

The river Yon flows southward through the commune and crosses the town.


The "communauté de communes" of the Pays Yonnais contains 15 communes:
La Chaize-le-Vicomte,
Les Clouzeaux,
La Ferrière,
La Roche-sur-Yon,
Le Tablier,
and Venansault.

La Roche-sur-Yon is the chief town of the Arrondissement of La Roche-sur-Yon, which covers 11 cantons, 92 communes, and has a population of 230,386 (1999 census).

La-Roche-sur-Yon is chief town of two cantons, covering 12 communes, with a total population of 70,709.
*The canton of La Roche-sur-Yon-Nord (North) is made of part of La Roche-sur-Yon and of the communes of Mouilleron-le-Captif and Venansault (29,789) (42.2%);
*The canton of the La Roche-sur-Yon-Sud (South) is made of part of Roche-sur-Yon and of the communes of Aubigny, Chaillé-sous-les-Ormeaux, La Chaize-le-Vicomte, Les Clouzeaux, Fougeré, Nesmy, Saint-Florent-des-Bois, Le Tablier and Thorigny (40,920) (57.9%).

* Cantons: seat of 2 cantons (12 communes,70,709 inhabitants)
* Population with double accounts(1999): 52,947 inhabitants
* Population without double accounts (1999): 49,262 inhabitants
* Intercommunality (2004): Communauté de Communes du Pays Yonnais 79,665 inhabitants

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La Roche-sur-Yon is twinned with:
* Gummersbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
* Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
* Drummondville, Quebec, Canada

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*Communes of the Vendée department


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