Urban Community of Nantes Métropole

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Nantes Métropole
Country France
Region Pays-de-la-Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
No. of communes 24
Established January 1, 2001
Seat Nantes
Government
 • President Gilles Retière (PS)
 • Term of office 2012-2014
Area
 • Total 523.35 km2 (202.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 579,802
(48.54% in the city of Nantes)
 • Density 1,108/km2 (2,870/sq mi)
Budget € 946 million (2008)¹
Website nantesmetropole.fr
¹ After compensatory transfer of local tax euros to the communes of the Urban Community.

The Urban Community of Nantes (French: Communauté urbaine de Nantes), also known as Nantes Métropole, is the intercommunal structure gathering the city of Nantes (France) and some of its suburbs.

It includes 24 communes:

Commune Population (1999) Area (km²) Notes
Basse-Goulaine 7,499 13.74
Bouaye 5,251 13.83
Bouguenais 15,627 31.5
Brains 2,172 15.31
Carquefou 15,377 43.42
La Chapelle-sur-Erdre 16,391 33.42
Couëron 17,808 44,.03
Indre 3,643 4.72
Mauves-sur-Loire 2,407 14.75
La Montagne 5,841 3.64 The smallest commune
Nantes 281,500 65.19 The largest and most populated commune (nearly half of the population, over one eighth of the area).
Orvault 23,554 26.67
Le Pellerin 3,774 30.65 The least densely populated commune (123 inhab./km²)
Rezé 35,478 13.78
Saint-Aignan-Grandlieu 3,483 17.94
Saint-Herblain 43,726 30.02
Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau 4,562 11.4
Saint-Léger-les-Vignes 1,158 6.49 The least populated commune
Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire 11,261 11.45
Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire 25,223 11.65
Sautron 6,824 17.28
Les Sorinières 6,239 13.02
Thouaré-sur-Loire 6,661 12.76
Vertou 20,268 35.68

The Urban Community of Nantes 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:

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