Roanna is a town and a commune in France, Rhone-Alps district, Loire Department. The town itself is inhabited by about 38000 citizens, while the whole agglomeration is about 85 000 who are involved in the development of the food processing, clothing, machinery (arms), metal industries. The region is famous for its rich history, differentiated and wonderful landscapes, and production of wine - Côtes du Rhône. Roanne is situated 280 m above sea level, 398 km from Paris, 87 km from Lyon, 78 km St Etienne, and 67 km from Vichy. The town is located along the main road N7 and the river Loire.