Lyon Metropolis

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The Metropolis of 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. It is a directly elected metropolitan authority 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 had a population of 1,385,927 in 2017,[1] 37.2% of whom lived in the city of Lyon proper.

Metropolis of Lyon

Métropole de Lyon
Official logo of Metropolis of Lyon
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
PrefectureLyon
Government
 • President of the Metropolitan councilBruno Bernard (The Greens)
Area
 • Total533.68 km2 (206.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total1,385,927
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number69M
Arrondissements1
Cantonsnone
Communes59
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It replaced the Urban Community of Lyon on 1 January 2015, in accordance with the MAPAM Law [fr] enacted in January 2014.[2] The first direct metropolitan elections were held in March (1st round) and June (2nd round) 2020, leading to a victory by Europe Ecology – The Greens. The president of the metropolitan council has been Green leader Bruno Bernard since July 2020.

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  1. ^ a b "Intercommunalité-Métropole de Métropole de Lyon (200046977)". INSEE. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  2. ^ (in French) Loi n° 2014-58 du 27 janvier 2014 de modernisation de l'action publique territoriale et d'affirmation des métropoles

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