Communauté d'agglomération de Sophia Antipolis

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Communauté d'agglomération
Sophia Antipolis (CASA)
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
No. of communes 24
Established January 1, 2002
Seat Antibes
Government
 • President Jean Leonetti (July 2013)
Area
 • Total 482.8 km2 (186.4 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 179,920
 • Density 370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Website www.casa-infos.fr

The Communauté d'agglomération de Sophia Antipolis (CASA) is the communauté d'agglomération, an intercommunal structure, centred on the city of Antibes. It is located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France. It was created in 2002, and takes its name from the technology park Sophia Antipolis, its population was 179,920 in 2014, of which 76,981 in Antibes.[1]

Composition[edit]

The communauté d'agglomération consists of the following 24 communes:[1][2]

Commune Area (km2) Population (2014) Number of officials
Antibes 26.48 76,981
Le Bar-sur-Loup 14.47 3,061
Bézaudun-les-Alpes 21.44 250
Biot 15.54 10,219
Bouyon 12.29 489
Caussols 27.39 253
Châteauneuf-Grasse 8.95 3,250
La Colle-sur-Loup 9.82 8,077
Conségudes 12.47 101
Courmes 15.71 125
Coursegoules 40.98 521
Les Ferres 13.70 103
Gourdon 22.53 414
Gréolières 52.67 615
Opio 9.47 2,286
La Roque-en-Provence 23.98 79
Roquefort-les-Pins 21.53 6,766
Le Rouret 7.10 4,112
Saint-Paul-de-Vence 7.26 3,548
Tourrettes-sur-Loup 29.28 4,069
Valbonne 18.97 13,720
Vallauris 13.04 26,495
Villeneuve-Loubet 19.60 14,002
Total 267.14 179,920 50

Conseil de Communauté[edit]

The Council of Communities is made up of 50 delegates from the above communes.

Jurisdiction[edit]

The CASA has for mandatory areas of jurisdiction:

  • Economic development,
  • Land management,
  • Environmental protection,
  • Town political structures.

It is to oversee as well:

  • Organization of common transport problems,
  • Sanitation collection and treatment,
  • Assessment, protection, and economic impact of the local environment,
  • The creation, management and assessment of cultural and sporting organizations across the communes.

Activities of the CASA[edit]

Areas over which the CASA has shared jurisdiction:

  • Aeroports,
  • Fisheries and shellfish cultivation,
  • Vineyard Cultivation,
  • Wine and Spirits production,
  • Thermal Energy production,
  • Tourism.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BANATIC, Périmètre des EPCI à fiscalité propre. Accessed 2017-06-28.
  2. ^ INSEE

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°37′20″N 7°02′50″E / 43.62235°N 7.04721°E / 43.62235; 7.04721