Metropolitan Lyon

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Metropolitan Lyon
Métropole de Lyon
Metropolitan regions
Official logo of Metropolitan Lyon
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Location of Metropolitan Lyon in France
Location of Metropolitan Lyon in France
The city (commune) of Lyon (in red) and 58 suburban communes (in blue) make up the Metropolitan region.
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 / 45.75750°N 4.85389°E / 45.75750; 4.85389Coordinates: 45°45′27″N 4°51′14″E / 45.75750°N 4.85389°E / 45.75750; 4.85389
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture Lyon
Government
 • President of the Metropolitan council Gérard Collomb (PS)
Area
 • Total 533.68 km2 (206.05 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 1,551,108
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 69M
Arrondissements 1
Cantons none
Communes 59
Website www.grandlyon.com

Metropolitan 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 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, encompassing the city of Lyon and most of its suburbs. It exercises the competences of both a metropolis and a département, taking the territory out of the purview of département of Rhône.

It replaced the Urban Community of Lyon on 1 January 2015, in accordance with the MAPAM Law (fr) enacted in January 2014.[2]

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