Lyon Metropolis

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Metropolis of Lyon

Métropole de Lyon
Official logo of Metropolis of Lyon
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
PrefectureLyon
Government
 • President of the Metropolitan councilBruno Bernard (The Greens)
Area
 • Total533.68 km2 (206.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total1,385,927
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number69M
Arrondissements1
Cantonsnone
Communes59
Websitewww.grandlyon.com

The Metropolis of Lyon (French: Métropole de Lyon), also known as Grand Lyon (i.e. "Greater Lyon"), is a French territorial collectivity located in the east-central region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It is a directly elected metropolitan authority that is made-up by the city of Lyon and most of its suburbs.

It had a population of 1,385,927 in 2017,[1] 37.2% of whom lived in the city of Lyon.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Intercommunalité-Métropole de Métropole de Lyon (200046977)". INSEE. Retrieved 13 October 2020.