Agglomeration communities in France

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An agglomeration community (French: communauté d'agglomération) is a government structure in France, created by the Chevènement Law of 1999. It is one of four forms of intercommunality, less integrated than a métropole or a communauté urbaine but more integrated than a communauté de communes. Agglomeration communities consist of a commune of at least 15,000 inhabitants (or a prefecture with less than 15,000 inhabitants) and its independent suburbs.

As of May 2017, there are 219 agglomeration communities in France (204 in metropolitan France and 15 in the overseas departments),[1] the population (as of 2014) of the agglomeration communities ranges from 434,409 inhabitants (CA Toulon Provence Méditerranée) to 29,912 inhabitants (CA Grand Guéret).

Several former communautés d'agglomération have been converted into communautés urbaines or métropoles, for instance those of Strasbourg, Rouen, Saint-Étienne and Caen.

List of communautés d'agglomération[edit]

Communautés d'agglomération with more than 200,000 inhabitants[edit]

Name Seat Number of communes Population (2014)[1]
CA Grand Annecy Annecy 34 203,078
CA Pays Basque Bayonne 158 309,723
CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane Béthune 100 281,951
CA Cergy-Pontoise Cergy 13 205,742
CA Havraise Le Havre 17 240,323
CA Lens – Liévin Lens 36 245,048
CA Limoges Métropole Limoges 20 212,855
CA Lorient Agglomération Lorient 25 206,836
CA Metz Métropole Metz 44 225,192
CA Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération Mulhouse 39 277,999
CA Nîmes Métropole Nîmes 39 261,666
CA Nord de La Réunion Saint-Denis 3 202,180
CA Paris-Saclay Orsay 27 313,771
CA Grand Paris Sud Seine-Essonne-Sénart Courcouronnes 24 347,022
CA Paris - Vallée de la Marne Torcy 12 228,859
CA Roissy Pays de France Roissy-en-France 42 349,490
CA Saint Germain Boucles de Seine Le Pecq 20 341,337
CA Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Trappes 12 231,057
CA Territoire de la Côte Ouest Le Port 5 216,068
CA Toulon Provence Méditerranée Toulon 12 434,409
CA Valence Romans Agglo Alixan 56 223,220
CA Val Parisis Beauchamp 15 270,724
CA Versailles Grand Parc Versailles 19 269,179

Other agglomeration communities[edit]


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

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