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Lugdunum, the Roman name of the city, was officially founded in 43 BC by Lucius Munatius Plancus, then Governor of Gaul.
The first Roman settlements were on Fourvière hill, and the first inhabitants were probably veterans of Caesar's war campaigns.
They correspond approximately to the following neighbourhoods: Zip codes for Lyon begin with 69 for the Rhône département and end with the number of the arrondissement: 69004 is therefore the zip code for the 4th arrondissement. All periods of Lyon's 2000-year history have left visible traces in the city's architectural and cultural heritage, from Roman ruins to Renaissance palaces to contemporary skyscrapers.
It never went through a major disaster (earthquake, fire, extensive bombing...) or a complete redesign by urban planners.
It is known as a gastronomic and historical city with a vibrant cultural scene. Founded by the Romans, with many preserved historical areas, Lyon is the archetype of the heritage city, as recognised by UNESCO.
Early traces of settlement date back to 12,000 BC but there is no evidence of continuous occupation prior to the Roman era.
Lugdunum became one of the most prominent administrative, economic and financial centres in Gaul, along with Narbonne.
The main period of peace and prosperity of the Roman city was between 69 and 192 AD.
The development of the city was boosted by its strategic location and it was promoted Capital of Gauls in 27 BC by General Agrippa, emperor Augustus's son-in-law and minister.
Large carriageways were then built, providing easy access from all parts of Gaul.