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The Nantes Metropolis (French: Nantes Métropole) is the métropole, an intercommunal structure, centred on the city of Nantes. It is located in the Loire-Atlantique department, in the Pays de la Loire region, western France. It was created in January 2015, replacing the previous Communauté urbaine de Nantes.[1] Its population was 636,013 in 2014, of which 306,495 in Nantes proper.[2]

Nantes Métropole
Location within the Loire-Atlantique department
Location within the Loire-Atlantique department
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentLoire-Atlantique
No. of communes24
EstablishedJanuary 1, 2015
SeatNantes
Government
 • PresidentJohanna Rolland (PS)
 • Term of office2014–2020
Area
 • Total523.35 km2 (202.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total636,013
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Websitewww.nantesmetropole.fr

HistoryEdit

The Communauté urbaine de Nantes was founded in 2001. On January 1, 2015, the Metropolis replaced the Urban Community in accordance with a law of January 2014.[3]

AdministrationEdit

The Metropolitan Council consists of 97 members, one of them being the president, currently Johanna Rolland, the mayor of Nantes.

CompositionEdit

The 24 communes of the métropole are:[1][2][4]

Commune Population (2012) Area (km2) Notes
Basse-Goulaine 8,244 13.74
Bouaye 6,160 13.83
Bouguenais 18,382 31.5
Brains 2,587 15.31
Carquefou 18,398 43.42
La Chapelle-sur-Erdre 17,709 33.42
Couëron 19,765 44,.03
Indre 4,032 4.72
Mauves-sur-Loire 3,106 14.75
La Montagne 5,961 3.64 The smallest commune
Nantes 291,604 65.19 The largest and most populated commune
Orvault 24,761 27.67
Le Pellerin 4,607 30.65 The least densely populated commune (150 inhabitants/km2)
Rezé 39,377 13.78
Saint-Aignan-Grandlieu 3,590 17.94
Saint-Herblain 43,287 30.02
Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau 5,344 11.4
Saint-Léger-les-Vignes 1,540 6.49 The least populated commune
Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire 13,452 11.45
Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire 25,655 11.65
Sautron 6,989 17.28
Les Sorinières 7,648 13.02
Thouaré-sur-Loire 8,398 12.76
Vertou 22,307 35.68

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Décret n° 2014-1077 du 22 septembre 2014 portant création de la métropole dénommée « Nantes Métropole » | Legifrance". Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  2. ^ a b BANATIC, Périmètre des EPCI à fiscalité propre. Accessed 2017-06-28.
  3. ^ (in French) Loi n° 2014–58 du 27 janvier 2014 de modernisation de l'action publique territoriale et d'affirmation des métropoles
  4. ^ INSEE

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