Nantes Metropolis

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Nantes Métropole
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
No. of communes 24
Established January 1, 2015
Seat Nantes
Government
 • President Johanna Rolland (PS)
 • Term of office 2014-2020
Area
 • Total 523.35 km2 (202.07 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 636,013
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Budget € 946 million (2008)¹
Website nantesmetropole.fr
¹ After compensatory transfer of local tax euros to the communes of the Urban Community.

The Nantes Metropolis (French: Nantes Métropole) is the métropole, an intercommunal structure, centred on the city of Nantes. It is located in the Loire-Atlantique department, in the Pays de la Loire region, western France. It was created in January 2015, replacing the previous Communauté urbaine de Nantes.[1] Its population was 636,013 in 2014, of which 306,495 in Nantes proper.[2]

History[edit]

The Communauté urbaine de Nantes was founded in 2001. On January 1, 2015, the Metropolis replaced the Urban Community in accordance with a law of January 2014.[3]

Administration[edit]

The Metropolitan Council consists of 97 members, one of them being the president, currently Johanna Rolland, the mayor of Nantes.

Composition[edit]

The 24 communes of the métropole are:[1][2][4]

Commune Population (2012) Area (km²) Notes
Basse-Goulaine 8,244 13.74
Bouaye 6,160 13.83
Bouguenais 18,382 31.5
Brains 2,587 15.31
Carquefou 18,398 43.42
La Chapelle-sur-Erdre 17,709 33.42
Couëron 19,765 44,.03
Indre 4,032 4.72
Mauves-sur-Loire 3,106 14.75
La Montagne 5,961 3.64 The smallest commune
Nantes 291,604 65.19 The largest and most populated commune
Orvault 24,761 27.67
Le Pellerin 4,607 30.65 The least densely populated commune (150 inhabitants/km²)
Rezé 39,377 13.78
Saint-Aignan-Grandlieu 3,590 17.94
Saint-Herblain 43,287 30.02
Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau 5,344 11.4
Saint-Léger-les-Vignes 1,540 6.49 The least populated commune
Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire 13,452 11.45
Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire 25,655 11.65
Sautron 6,989 17.28
Les Sorinières 7,648 13.02
Thouaré-sur-Loire 8,398 12.76
Vertou 22,307 35.68

Nantes Métropole encompasses only the center of the metropolitan area of Nantes (see infobox at Nantes article for the metropolitan area). Communes further away from the center of the metropolitan area have formed their own intercommunal structures, such as:

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Coordinates: 47°13′02″N 1°33′14″W / 47.2172°N 1.5539°W / 47.2172; -1.5539