Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis

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Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
Skyline of Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
Official logo of Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône, Var and Vaucluse
No. of communes 92
Established 1 January 2016
Seat Marseille
 • Total 3,148 km2 (1,215 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,886,842
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)

The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis (French: métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence) is the métropole, an intercommunal structure, centred on the cities of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. It is located in the Bouches-du-Rhône, Var and Vaucluse departments, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France. It was created in January 2016, replacing the previous Communauté urbaine Marseille Provence Métropole and five communautés d'agglomération.[1] Its population was 1,886,842 in 2014, of which 866,644 in Marseille proper and 145,763 in Aix-en-Provence.[2]


The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis was formed through the merger of the following communities:


Of the 92 communes of the métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence, 90 are part of the Bouches-du-Rhône department. Pertuis is in Vaucluse, and Saint-Zacharie is in Var.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b "Décret n° 2015-1085 du 28 août 2015 relatif à la création de la métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence | Legifrance". Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  2. ^ a b BANATIC, Périmètre des EPCI à fiscalité propre. Accessed 2017-06-28.
  3. ^ INSEE

Coordinates: 43°17′33″N 5°21′35″E / 43.2924°N 5.3596°E / 43.2924; 5.3596