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Metropolis of Lyon

Metropolis of Lyon
Métropole de Lyon
Location of Metropolis of Lyon in France
Location of Metropolis of Lyon in France
The city (commune) of Lyon (in red) and 58 suburban communes (in blue) make up the Metropolis.
The city (commune) of Lyon (in red) and 58 suburban communes (in blue) make up the Metropolis.
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture Lyon
 • President of the Metropolitan council Gérard Collomb (PS)
 • Total 533.68 km2 (206.05 sq mi)
Population (2012)37.4% in the communes of Lyon
 • Total 1,324,637
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 69M
Arrondissements 1
Cantons none
Communes 59
Website .com.grandlyonwww

The Metropolis of Lyon (French: métropole de Lyon), also known as Grand Lyon (i.e. "Greater Lyon"), is a French territorial collectivity (collectivité territoriale) with special status located in the central Eastern region of Rhône-Alpes, encompassing the city of Lyon and some of its suburbs.

It replaced the Urban Community of Lyon on January 1, 2015, in accordance with a law enacted in January of 2014.[1]



  1. ^ (French) Loi n° 2014-58 du 27 janvier 2014 de modernisation de l'action publique territoriale et d'affirmation des métropoles

External links

  • Metropolis of Lyon website (in French)
  • The Greater Lyon official business website (in English)
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