Communauté d'agglomération du Bassin de Thau

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Communauté d'agglomération
Bassin de Thau
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Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
No. of communes 14
Established December 31, 2002
Seat Frontignan
 • President François Commeinhes
 • Total 310 km2 (120 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 125,010
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Budget 87 M € (budget 2006)

The Communauté d'agglomération du Bassin de Thau (also: Thau Agglo) is an intercommunal government structure, in the Hérault département of the Occitanie région, in France.


Since the former Communauté de communes du Nord du Bassin de Thau was merged into it in January 2017, the Bassin de Thau consists of 14 communes:[1][2][3]


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.


  1. ^ Thau Agglo website
  2. ^ BANATIC, Périmètre des EPCI à fiscalité propre. Accessed 2017-06-28.
  3. ^ INSEE

External links[edit]

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