Brest Métropole

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Brest Métropole
Skyline of Brest Métropole
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
No. of communes8
EstablishedJanuary 1, 2015
SeatBrest
Government
 • PresidentFrançois Cuillandre (PS)
 • Term of office2014-2020
Area
 • Total218.37 km2 (84.31 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total212,998
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Website[1]

Brest Métropole is the métropole, an intercommunal structure, centred on the city of Brest. It is located in the Finistère department, in the Brittany region, western France. It was created in January 2015, replacing the previous Communauté urbaine de Brest.[1] Its population was 212,998 in 2014, of which 143,027 in Brest proper.[2]

History[edit]

The Urban Community was founded in 1973. On January 1, 2015, the Métropole replaced the Urban Community in accordance with a law of January 2014.[1][3]

Member communes[edit]

The Brest Métropole consists of the following 8 communes:[1][2][4]

Administration[edit]

The Metropolitan Council consists of 70 members, one of them being the president, currently François Cuillandre, the mayor of Brest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Décret n° 2014-1079 du 22 septembre 2014 portant création de la métropole dénommée « Brest 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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°23′24″N 4°29′13″W / 48.3900°N 4.4869°W / 48.3900; -4.4869