Rennes Métropole

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Rennes Métropole
Skyline of Rennes Métropole
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentIlle-et-Vilaine
No. of communes43
EstablishedJanuary 2015
SeatRennes
Government
 • PresidentEmmanuel Couet (PS)
Area
 • Total704.94 km2 (272.18 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total444,723
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
WebsiteRennes-Metropole.fr

Rennes Métropole is the métropole, an intercommunal structure, centred on the city of Rennes. It is located in the Ille-et-Vilaine department, in the Brittany region, western France. It was created in January 2015, replacing the previous Communauté d'agglomération de Rennes,[1] which had itself succeeded in 2000 to the previous district created in 1970 with less powers than the current métropole. Its population was 444,723 in 2014, of which 219,370 in Rennes proper.[2]

The goal of the Métropoles (intercommunal structure for the largest French cities like Lille, Lyon, Bordeaux or Strasbourg) is to build a better metropolitan area by synchronizing the transport system, environmental actions, urbanization, economic and social development, culture, university research, etc.

Participants[edit]

The métropole comprises the following 43 communes:[1][2][3]

Metropolitan Rennes (420 000 inhabitants) encompasses only the center of the metropolitan area of Rennes (690 000 inhabitants). Communes further away from the center of the metropolitan area have formed their own intercommunal structures, such as Châteaugiron, Noyal-sur-Vilaine, Liffré, Melesse, La Mézière, Montfort-sur-Meu or Guichen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Décret n° 2014-1602 du 23 décembre 2014 portant création de la métropole dénommée « Rennes Métropole » | Legifrance". Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  2. ^ a b BANATIC, Périmètre des EPCI à fiscalité propre. Accessed 2017-06-28.
  3. ^ INSEE

Coordinates: 48°06′51″N 1°40′51″W / 48.1142°N 1.6808°W / 48.1142; -1.6808