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Located in the centre-west of France at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is home to more than half a million inhabitants. The dynamic city regularly hosts international events, and overflows with a cultural and historical richness that attracts millions of tourists every year. 

Lyon was awarded 19th place in Time Out magazine’s list of the 53 best cities in the world and has consistently been ranked as one of the country’s best cities for students, with several campuses and an established community of international students. The city has all it takes to make the 47th WorldSkills Competition a unique and memorable event.

5th European region in terms of wealth creation

4,400 foreign companies

Solid experience in the hosting, organization and logistics of major events (Euro 2016, Bocuse d’Or, SIRHA, etc.)

A young, active and growing population