Agglomeration communities in France

An agglomeration community (French: communauté d'agglomération) is a government structure in France, created by the Chevènement Law of 1999. It is one of four forms of intercommunality, less integrated than a métropole or a communauté urbaine but more integrated than a communauté de communes. Agglomeration communities consist of a commune of at least 15,000 inhabitants (or a prefecture with less than 15,000 inhabitants) and its independent suburbs.

As of March 2020, there are 222 agglomeration communities in France (207 in metropolitan France and 15 in the overseas departments).[1] The population (as of 2017) of the agglomeration communities ranges from 355,650 inhabitants (CA Grand Paris Sud Seine-Essonne-Sénart) to 29,289 inhabitants (CA Grand Verdun).

Several former communautés d'agglomération have been converted into communautés urbaines or métropoles, for instance those of Strasbourg, Rouen, Saint-Étienne and Caen.

List of communautés d'agglomérationEdit

The table below lists the communautés d'agglomération with more than 200,000 inhabitants (as of 2021).

Name Seat Number of communes Population (2021)[1]
CA Grand Annecy Annecy 34 209,719
CA Pays Basque Bayonne 158 320,763
CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane Béthune 100 279,917
CA Cergy-Pontoise Cergy 13 212,801
CA Cœur d'Essonne Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois 21 203,696
CA Lens – Liévin Lens 36 243,731
CA Lorient Agglomération Lorient 25 209,360
CA Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération Mulhouse 39 278,129
CA Nîmes Métropole Nîmes 39 262,108
CA Nord de La Réunion Saint-Denis 3 209,593
CA Paris-Saclay Orsay 27 318,408
CA Grand Paris Sud Seine-Essonne-Sénart Courcouronnes 23 354,964
CA Paris - Vallée de la Marne Torcy 12 229,194
CA Roissy Pays de France Roissy-en-France 42 356,355
CA Saint Germain Boucles de Seine Le Pecq 19 342,017
CA Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Trappes 12 231,275
CA Territoire de la Côte Ouest Le Port 5 213,494
CA Valence Romans Agglo Alixan 54 228,472
CA Val Parisis Beauchamp 15 280,473
CA Versailles Grand Parc Versailles 18 272,736

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b BANATIC, France, Liste des groupements. Accessed 2020-03-19.

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