La Roche-sur-Yon

La Roche-sur-Yon
Square Napoléon (Place Napoléon [fr])
Square Napoléon (Place Napoléon [fr])
Coat of arms of La Roche-sur-Yon
Coat of arms
Location of La Roche-sur-Yon
La Roche-sur-Yon is located in France
La Roche-sur-Yon
La Roche-sur-Yon
La Roche-sur-Yon is located in Pays de la Loire
La Roche-sur-Yon
La Roche-sur-Yon
Coordinates: 46°40′14″N 1°25′34″W / 46°40′14″N 1°25′34″W / 46.6705; -1.426UTC+02:00 (CEST)
85191 /85000
Elevation32–94 m (105–308 ft)
(avg. 74 m or 243 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

La Roche-sur-Yon (pronounced [la ʁɔʃ syʁ jɔ̃]) is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France. It is the capital of the department. The demonym for its inhabitants is Yonnais.[2]

History

The town expanded significantly after Napoleon I chose the site as the new préfecture of the Vendée on 25 May 1804, replacing Fontenay-le-Comte (then under its revolutionary name of Fontenay-le-Peuple). At the time, most of La Roche had been eradicated in the Vendée Revolt (1793–96); the renamed Napoléonville was laid out and a fresh population of soldiers and civil servants was brought in. Napoléonville was designed to accommodate 15,000 people.[3]

The town was called successively:

Other Languages
العربية: لاروش سور يون
asturianu: La Roche-sur-Yon
Bân-lâm-gú: La Roche-sur-Yon
brezhoneg: La Roche-sur-Yon
čeština: La Roche-sur-Yon
Esperanto: La Roche-sur-Yon
français: La Roche-sur-Yon
Kiswahili: La Roche-sur-Yon
مازِرونی: لروش سور یون
Bahasa Melayu: La Roche-sur-Yon
Nederlands: La Roche-sur-Yon
norsk nynorsk: La Roche-sur-Yon
Piemontèis: La Roche-sur-Yon
português: La Roche-sur-Yon
Simple English: La Roche-sur-Yon
slovenčina: La Roche-sur-Yon
slovenščina: La Roche-sur-Yon
српски / srpski: Ла Рош сир Јон
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: La Roche-sur-Yon
татарча/tatarça: Ла-Рош-сюр-Йон
українська: Ла-Рош-сюр-Іон
Tiếng Việt: La Roche-sur-Yon