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

Communautés d'agglomération with more than 200,000 inhabitantsEdit

Name Seat Number of communes Population (2017)[1]
CA Grand Annecy Annecy 34 207,562
CA Pays Basque Bayonne 158 317,702
CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane Béthune 100 280,006
CA Cergy-Pontoise Cergy 13 208,845
CA Cœur d'Essonne Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois 21 200,953
CA Lens – Liévin Lens 36 243,968
CA Lorient Agglomération Lorient 25 208,533
CA Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération Mulhouse 39 277,584
CA Nîmes Métropole Nîmes 39 262,289
CA Nord de La Réunion Saint-Denis 3 207,247
CA Paris-Saclay Orsay 27 320,584
CA Grand Paris Sud Seine-Essonne-Sénart Courcouronnes 23 355,650
CA Paris - Vallée de la Marne Torcy 12 227,733
CA Roissy Pays de France Roissy-en-France 42 354,065
CA Saint Germain Boucles de Seine Le Pecq 19 340,473
CA Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Trappes 12 232,336
CA Territoire de la Côte Ouest Le Port 5 214,963
CA Valence Romans Agglo Alixan 54 226,750
CA Val Parisis Beauchamp 15 278,160
CA Versailles Grand Parc Versailles 18 272,006

Other agglomeration communitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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