Bordeaux Métropole

Bordeaux Métropole is the métropole, an intercommunal structure, centred on the city of Bordeaux. It is in the Gironde department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, in South West France. It was created in January 2015, replacing the previous Communauté urbaine de Bordeaux.[1] Its population was 774,929 in 2014, of which 250,776 in Bordeaux proper.[2]

Bordeaux Métropole
Location within the Gironde department
Location within the Gironde department
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
No. of communes28
Established1 January 2015
SeatBordeaux
Government
 • President ({{{term}}}) Patrick Bobet
Area
578.28 km2 (223.28 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
774,929
 • Density1,340/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Websitewww.bordeaux-metropole.com

Bordeaux Métropole encompasses only the center of the metropolitan area of Bordeaux (see infobox at Bordeaux article for the metropolitan area). Communes further away from the center of the metropolitan area have formed their own intercommunal structures, such as:

HistoryEdit

The Urban Community of Bordeaux (French: Communauté urbaine de Bordeaux), also known by its French initials CUB, was created in 1966 by the law of 31 December on urban communities which instituted the urban communities of Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon and Strasbourg.

On 1 January 2015, the Métropole replaced the Urban Community in accordance with a law of January 2014.[1][3][4]

CommunesEdit

The 28 communes of Bordeaux Métropole are:[1]

AdministrationEdit

The Metropolitan Council consists of 101 members, one of them being the president, currently Alain Juppé, the mayor of Bordeaux.

Presidents of Metropolitan BordeauxEdit

Name Dates du mandat Parti Notes
Jacques Chaban-Delmas   1967 1977
UDR
Mayor of Bordeaux / Deputy of Gironde
Michel Sainte-Marie   1977 1983
PS
Deputy of Gironde / Mayor of Mérignac
Jacques Chaban-Delmas   1983 1995
RPR
Mayor of Bordeaux / Deputy of Gironde
Alain Juppé   1995 2004
UMP
Prime minister from 1995 to 1997 / Mayor of Bordeaux
Alain Rousset   2004 2007
PS
Mayor of Pessac / President of Aquitaine Regional Council / Resigned because of overlapping mandates
Vincent Feltesse   2007 2014
PS
Mayor of Blanquefort in 2012 / Deputy of Gironde
Alain Juppé   2014 2019
UMP

LR

Prime minister from 1995 to 1997 / Mayor of Bordeaux, premier president of Bordeaux Métropole
Patrick Bobet   2019 2020
LR
Mayor of Bouscat ; replace Alain Juppé after he left in February 2019[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Décret n° 2014-1599 du 23 décembre 2014 portant création de la métropole dénommée " Bordeaux Métropole " | Legifrance". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  2. ^ BANATIC, Périmètre des EPCI à fiscalité propre. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ (in French) Loi n° 2014–58 du 27 janvier 2014 de modernisation de l'action publique territoriale et d'affirmation des métropoles
  4. ^ (in French) Naissance de Bordeaux Métropole Archived 18 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Patrick Bobet succède à Alain Juppé à la Métropole de Bordeaux : "Un grand vide et un grand challenge"". francebleu.fr. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 44°50′N 0°35′W / 44.84°N 0.58°W / 44.84; -0.58