Metropolis of Lyon

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Metropolis of Lyon
Métropole de Lyon-Position.svg Location of Metropolis of Lyon in France
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
No. of communes 59
Established January 1, 2015
Seat Lyon
 • President Gérard Collomb (PS)
 • Term of office 2015–present
 • Total 533.68 km2 (206.05 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,324,637
(37.4% in the city of Lyon)
 • Density 2,482/km2 (6,430/sq mi)
Map of the Metropolis of Lyon
The city (commune) of Lyon (in red) and 58 suburban communes (in blue) make up the Metropolis.

The Metropolis of Lyon (French: métropole de Lyon), also known as Grand Lyon (i.e. "Greater Lyon"), is a French territorial collectivity (collectivité territoriale) with special status located in the central Eastern region of Rhône-Alpes, encompassing the city of Lyon and some of its suburbs.

It replaces the Urban Community of Lyon on January 1, 2015 in accordance with a law of January 2014.[1]



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Coordinates: 45°45′27″N 4°51′14″E / 45.7575°N 4.8540°E / 45.7575; 4.8540