Lyon Metropolis

Metropolitan 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. 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.

Metropolitan 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 councilDavid Kimelfeld (PS)
Area
  Total533.68 km2 (206.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
  Total1,370,678
  Density2,600/km2 (6,700/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 enacted in January 2014.[2]

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