Urban Community of Lyon

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Urban Community of Lyon
Map of the métropole
The city (commune) of Lyon (in red) and 57 suburban communes (in blue) make up the Grand Lyon.
Official logo of Urban Community of Lyon
Logo
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
No. of communes 58
Established January 1, 1969
Seat Lyon
Government
 • President Gérard Collomb (PS)
 • Term of office 2001–present
Area
 • Total 515.96 km2 (199.21 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,281,971
(37.4% in the city of Lyon)
 • Density 2,485/km2 (6,440/sq mi)
Budget € 1.6 billion (2009)1
Website www.grandlyon.com
1: After compensatory transfer of local tax euros to the communes of the Urban Community.

The Urban Community of Lyon (French: Communauté urbaine de Lyon), also known as Grand Lyon (i.e. "Greater Lyon") or by its former acronym COURLY, is the intercommunal structure gathering the city of Lyon (France) and some of its suburbs.

The Urban Community of Lyon encompasses only the core of the metropolitan area of Lyon. Communes further away from the centre of the metropolitan area have formed their own intercommunal structures, such as:

Communes included in the Urban Community[edit]

The Urban Community originally comprised 55 communes. However, on 1 January 2007, two additional communes, Givors and Grigny, joined, bringing the total up to 57. These two communes are detached from the rest of the Urban Community, as Millery (the commune linking Grigny with Charly and Vernaison) and neighbouring villages refused to join the Urban Community. On 1 January 2011, Lissieu, joined, bringing the total to 58.

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