Lyon Metropolis

The Metropolis of Lyon (French: Métropole de Lyon), also known as Grand Lyon (i.e. "Greater Lyon"), is a French territorial collectivity located in the east-central region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It is a directly elected metropolitan authority encompassing the city of Lyon and most of its suburbs. It has jurisdiction as both a department and a métropole, taking the territory out of the purview of the department of Rhône. It had a population of 1,385,927 in 2017,[2] 37.2% of whom lived in the city of Lyon proper.

Metropolis of Lyon
Métropole de Lyon
Location of Metropolitan Lyon in France
The city (commune) of Lyon (in red) and 58 suburban communes (in blue) make up the Metropolitan region.
Coordinates: 45°45′27″N 4°51′14″E
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
PrefectureLyon
Government
  President of the Metropolitan councilBruno Bernard (The Greens)
Area
  Total533.68 km2 (206.05 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
  Total1,411,571
  Density2,600/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number69M
Arrondissements1
Cantonsnone
Communes59
Websitewww.grandlyon.com

It replaced the Urban Community of Lyon on 1 January 2015, in accordance with the MAPAM Law [fr] enacted in January 2014.[3] The first direct metropolitan elections were held in March (1st round) and June (2nd round) 2020, leading to a victory by Europe Ecology – The Greens. The president of the metropolitan council has been Green leader Bruno Bernard since July 2020.


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