Lyon Metropolis

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Metropolitan Lyon
Métropole de Lyon
Metropolitan regions
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Location of Metropolitan Lyon in France
Location of Metropolitan Lyon in France
The city (commune) of Lyon (in red) and 58 suburban communes (in blue) make up the Metropolitan region.
The city (commune) of Lyon (in red) and 58 suburban communes (in blue) make up the Metropolitan region.
Coordinates: 45°45′27″N 4°51′14″E / 45.75750°N 4.85389°E / 45.75750; 4.85389Coordinates: 45°45′27″N 4°51′14″E / 45.75750°N 4.85389°E / 45.75750; 4.85389
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture Lyon
Government
 • President of the Metropolitan council David Kimelfeld (PS)
Area
 • Total 533.68 km2 (206.05 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 1,551,108
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 69M
Arrondissements 1
Cantons none
Communes 59
Website www.grandlyon.com

Metropolitan Lyon (French: métropole de Lyon), also known as Grand Lyon (i.e. "Greater Lyon"), is a French territorial collectivity located in the east-central region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Encompassing the city of Lyon and most of its suburbs, it has jurisdiction as both a department and a métropole, taking the territory out of the purview of the department of Rhône.

It replaced the Urban Community of Lyon on 1 January 2015, in accordance with the MAPAM Law (fr) enacted in January 2014.[2]

Communes

See also

References

  1. ^ 31.23% in the communes of Lyon
  2. ^ (in French) Loi n° 2014-58 du 27 janvier 2014 de modernisation de l'action publique territoriale et d'affirmation des métropoles

External links

  • Metropolitan Lyon website (in French)
  • The Greater Lyon official business website (in English)
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