Altitude: from 422 to 656 m
Area of the town: 858 acres
Population: 8 431 inhabitants (the "Unieutaires)
Unieux owes its development to implementation, in the 19th century by Jacob Holtzer, a factory manufacturing steel of very high quality.
Now converted to the crisis of the single industry in diversified activities, Unieux exploits all the qualities of its exceptional natural environment.
At the gates of the gorges of the Loire, on the edge of the water Grangent, with its bold Bicentennial Bridge, benefiting from the presence of a Nature Reserve Volunteer of 330 hectares, it offers its residents a unique quality of life.
The renovation of the hamlet of Echandi, the mill of the Fenderie and various ongoing projects allow development activities related to tourism and recreation nearby.