Communauté d'agglomération du Bassin de Thau

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Communauté d'agglomération
Bassin de Thau (CAC)
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Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Established December 31, 2002
Seat Balaruc-les-Bains
Government
 • President François Commeinhes
Area
 • Total 168.32 km2 (64.99 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 84,275
Budget 87 M € (budget 2006)

The Communauté d'agglomération du Bassin de Thau is an intercommunal government structure, in the Hérault département of the Languedoc-Roussillon région, in France.

Composition[edit]

The CABT includes primary members from these eight communes.

Commune Area (km²) Population (2005) Number of officials
Balaruc-les-Bains 8.66 5,745 4
Balaruc-le-Vieux 5.92 1,813 3
Bouzigues 15.44 9,150 1
Frontignan 31.72 19,293 7
Gigean 16.56 4,579 3
Marseillan 51.71 7,734 4
Marseillan-Plage 48.67 4,82 2
Mèze 52.75 18,127 21
Mireval 11.05 3,049 3
Poussan 21.36 27,120 44
Sète 24.21 43,400 12
Vic-la-Gardiole 18.49 2,483 3
Villeveyrac 36.60 12,210 27
Total 168.32 84,275 39

Conseil de Communauté[edit]

The Council of Communities is made up of 8 mayors of the above communes and of 31 representatives from other communes and governing bodies in the area.

Jurisdiction[edit]

The CABT has for mandatory areas of jurisdiction:

  • Economic development,
  • Land management,
  • Environmental protection,
  • Town political structures.

It is to oversee as well:

  • Organization of common transport problems,
  • Sanitation collection and treatment,
  • Assessment, protection, and economic impact of the local environment,
  • The creation, management and assessment of cultural and sporting organizations across the communes.

Activities of the CABT[edit]

Areas over which the CABT has shared jurisdiction:

  • Ports,
  • Fisheries and shellfish cultivation,
  • Vineyard Cultivation,
  • Wine and Spirits production,
  • Thermal Energy production,
  • Tourism.

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Coordinates: 43°26′30″N 3°40′40″E / 43.44167°N 3.67778°E / 43.44167; 3.67778