Urban community of Nice Côte d'Azur

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Communauté urbaine Nice Côte d'Azur
Map of the métropole
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
No. of communes 27
Established January 1, 2002
Seat Nice
 • President Christian Estrosi (UMP)
 • Term of office 2008-2011
 • Total 351 km2 (136 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 535,543
(70% in the city of Nice)
 • Density 1,526/km2 (3,950/sq mi)
Budget € 670 million (2008)¹
Website www.nicecotedazur.org
¹ After compensatory transfer of local tax euros to the communes of the Community of Agglomeration.

The Urban community of Nice Côte d'Azur (French: communauté urbaine Nice Côte d'Azur), is the former intercommunal structure gathering the city of Nice (France) and some of its suburbs.

The Urban community of Nice Côte d'Azur encompasses essentially the eastern part of the metropolitan area of Nice (see infobox at Nice article for the metropolitan area), the western communes of the metropolitan area around Cannes and Antibes having refused to join in.

Those parts of the metropolitan area that are not inside the Community have formed different intercommunal structures, such as:

As of the beginning of 2005, Cannes itself and the few communes around Cannes still refuse to join any intercommunal structure or to create one of their own.

On 1 January 2012, the urban community and three communities of communes merged becoming the Metropolis Nice Côte d'Azur.


27 communes belong to the Agglomeration community of Nice Côte d'Azur:

  1. Aspremont
  2. Beaulieu-sur-Mer
  3. Cagnes-sur-Mer
  4. Cap-d'Ail
  5. Carros
  6. Castagniers
  7. Coaraze
  8. Colomars
  9. Duranus
  10. Èze
  11. Falicon
  12. La Gaude
  13. Lantosque
  14. Levens
  15. Nice
  16. La Roquette-sur-Var
  17. Saint-André-de-la-Roche
  18. Saint-Blaise
  19. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
  20. Saint-Jeannet
  21. Saint-Laurent-du-Var
  22. Saint-Martin-du-Var
  23. Tourrette-Levens
  24. La Trinité
  25. Utelle
  26. Vence
  27. Villefranche-sur-Mer

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