Metropolitan Bordeaux

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Metropolitan Bordeaux
Bordeaux Métropole
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
No. of communes 28
Established January 1, 1968
Seat Bordeaux
 • President Alain Juppé (LR)
 • Total 578.28 km2 (223.28 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 719 489
(32.6% in the city of Bordeaux)
 • Density 1,196/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Budget € 1 095 666 000 (2011)¹
¹ After compensatory transfer of local tax euros to the communes of the Urban Community.

Metropolitan Bordeaux (French: Bordeaux Métropole) (formerly the Urban Community of Bordeaux), is the intercommunal structure gathering the city of Bordeaux (France) and some of its suburbs.

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


The Urban Community of Bordeaux (French: Communauté urbaine de Bordeaux), also known by its French initials CUB, was created in 1966 by the law of 31 December on urban communities which instituted the urban communities of Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon and Strasbourg.

On January 1, 2015, the Metropolitan region replaces the Urban Community in accordance with a law of January 2014.[1][2]


The 28 communes of the Urban Community are:


The Metropolitan Council consists of 101 members, one of them being the president, currently Alain Juppé, the mayor of Bordeaux.

Presidents of Metropolitan Bordeaux[edit]

Name Dates du mandat Parti Notes
Jacques Chaban-Delmas Jacques Chaban-Delmas 1967 1977
Mayor of Bordeaux / Deputy of Gironde
Michel Sainte-Marie Michel Sainte-Marie 1977 1983
Deputy of Gironde / Mayor of Mérignac
Jacques Chaban-Delmas Jacques Chaban-Delmas 1983 1995
Mayor of Bordeaux / Deputy of Gironde
Alain Juppé Alain Juppé 1995 2004
Prime minister from 1995 to 1997 / Mayor of Bordeaux
Alain Rousset Alain Rousset 2004 2007
Mayor of Pessac / President of Aquitaine Regional Council / Resigned because of overlapping mandates
Vincent Feltesse Vincent Feltesse 2007 2014
Mayor of Blanquefort in 2012 / Deputy of Gironde
Alain Juppé Alain Juppé 2014


Prime minister from 1995 to 1997 / Mayor of Bordeaux, premier president of Bordeaux Métropole


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