Urban Community of Lyon
Former communauté urbaine
The city (commune) of Lyon (in red) and 58 suburban communes (in blue) make up the Grand Lyon
|No. of communes||59|
|Established||January 1, 1969|
|o Total||515.96 km2 (199.21 sq mi)|
|o Density||2,485/km2 (6,440/sq mi)|
The Urban Community of Lyon (French: Communauté urbaine de Lyon), also known as Grand Lyon (i.e. "Greater Lyon") or by its former acronym COURLY, is the former intercommunal structure gathering the city of Lyon (France) and some of its suburbs.
The "Metropolis of Lyon" replaced the Urban Community on January 1, 2015.
The Urban Community of Lyon encompasses only the core of the metropolitan area of Lyon. Communes further away from the centre of the metropolitan area have formed their own intercommunal structures, such as:
The Urban Community originally comprised 55 communes. However, on 1 January 2007, two additional communes, Givors and Grigny, joined, bringing the total up to 57. These two communes are detached from the rest of the Urban Community, as Millery (the commune linking Grigny with Charly and Vernaison) and neighbouring villages refused to join the Urban Community. On 1 January 2011, Lissieu, joined and on 1 June 2014, Quincieux, bringing the total to 59.