Metropolis of Lyon

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Metropolis of Lyon
Métropole de Lyon
Department
Location of Metropolis of Lyon in France
Location of Metropolis of Lyon in France
The city (commune) of Lyon (in red) and 58 suburban communes (in blue) make up the Metropolis.
The city (commune) of Lyon (in red) and 58 suburban communes (in blue) make up the Metropolis.
Coordinates: 45°45′27″N 4°51′14″E / 45.75750°N 4.85389°E / 45.75750; 4.85389Coordinates: 45°45′27″N 4°51′14″E / 45.75750°N 4.85389°E / 45.75750; 4.85389
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture Lyon
Government
 • President of the General Council Gérard Collomb (PS)
Area
 • Total 533.68 km2 (206.05 sq mi)
Population (2012)37.4% in the communes of Lyon
 • Total 1,324,637
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 69M
Arrondissements 1
Cantons none
Communes 59
Website www.grandlyon.com

The Metropolis of Lyon (French: métropole de Lyon), also known as Grand Lyon (i.e. "Greater Lyon"), is a French territorial collectivity (collectivité territoriale) with special status located in the central Eastern region of Rhône-Alpes, encompassing the city of Lyon and some of its suburbs.

It replaces the Urban Community of Lyon on January 1, 2015 in accordance with a law of January 2014.[1]

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