Agglomeration communities in France

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An agglomeration community (French: communauté d'agglomération) is a metropolitan government structure in France, created by the Chevènement Law of 1999. It is one of three forms of intercommunality, less integrated than an urban community but more integrated than a community of 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 January 1, 2009, there are 174 agglomeration communities in France (167 in metropolitan France and 7 in the overseas departments), with a combined population of 21.0 million inhabitants.[1] The population (as of 2006 census) of the agglomeration communities ranges from 406,140 inhabitants (Agglomeration community of Montpellier Agglomération) to 28,372 inhabitants (Agglomeration community of the Pays de Flers).

Agglomeration communities with more than 200,000 inhabitants

(ranked by population as of January 2006 census, in 2009 limits)[2]

  1. Agglomeration community of Montpellier Agglomération – 406,140 inhabitants
  2. Communauté d'agglomération Toulon Provence Méditerranée – 405,331
  3. Communauté de l'agglomération Rouennaise (Agglo. de Rouen) – 404,052
  4. Communauté d'agglomération Grenoble Alpes Métropole – 396,657
  5. Agglomeration community of the Rennes Métropole – 386,066
  6. Communauté d'agglomération de Saint-Étienne Métropole – 378,754
  7. Communauté d'agglomération du Pays d'Aix-en-Provence – 354,661
  8. Communauté d'agglomération Plaine Commune – 341,314
  9. Communauté d'agglomération Clermont Communauté – 279,621
  10. Communauté d'agglomération d'Orléans Val de Loire – 272,572
  11. Agglomeration community of the Angers Loire Métropole – 265,386
  12. Communauté d'agglomération Tours Plus – 264,928
  13. Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération – 252,000
  14. Communauté de l'Agglomération Havraise – 246,195
  15. Communauté d'agglomération de Lens - Liévin – 246,097
  16. Communauté de l'agglomération dijonnaise (Grand Dijon) – 244,496
  17. Communauté d'agglomération Nîmes Métropole – 229,470
  18. Communauté d'agglomération de Metz Métropole (CA2M) – 222,774
  19. Communauté d'agglomération Caen la Mer – 218,150
  20. Communauté d'agglomération Perpignan Méditerranée – 214,426
  21. Communauté d'agglomération de Reims – 211,049
  22. Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois (Artois Comm.) – 206,759

Other agglomeration communities


  1. Direction générale des collectivités locales (DGCL), Ministry of the Interior. "Répartition des EPCI à fiscalité propre par département au 01/01/2009" (PDF) (in français). Retrieved 2009-03-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Direction générale des collectivités locales (DGCL), Ministry of the Interior. "Base des EPCI à fiscalité propre" (in français). Archived from the original on 6 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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