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Lyons, giant among European cities its economic activity, the lives of its people. by Chambre de commerce et d"industrie de Lyon.

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Published in [Lyons .
Written in English



  • Lyon (France)


  • Lyon (France) -- Economic conditions.

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LC ClassificationsHC278.L9 A5
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p.
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5459931M
LC Control Number73162421

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