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Loire-Atlantique (Department, France): Intermunicipal Authorities

Last modified: 2019-04-27 by ivan sache
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Index of the Intermunicipal Authorities

  • Communautés de communes (11)
    • Châteaubriand-Derval
    • Erdre et Gesvres
    • Estuaire et Sillon
    • Grand Lieu
    • Pays d'Ancenis
    • Pays de Pont-Château - Saint-Gildas-des-Bois
    • Région de Blain
    • Région de Nozay
    • Sèvre et Loire
    • Sud-Estuaire
    • Sud Retz Atlantique

Nantes Métropole

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Flag of Nantes Métropole - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 11 January 2019

Nantes Métropole (638,931 inhabitants in 2016; 52,336 ha) was created in January 2015, replacing the previous Communauté urbaine Nantes Métropole.
The Syndicat intercommunal à vocations multiples de l'agglomération nantaise (SIMAN), created in 1982, became a district (a former type of intermunicipal structure) in 1992, as District de l'agglomération nantaise). The Communauté urbaine de Nantes was founded in 2001; it was renamed to Nantes Métropole as soon as 2004 but kept the status of Communauté urbaine until 2015.
Nantes Métropole is composed of 24 municipalities: Nantes, Basse-Goulaine, Bouaye, Bouguenais, Brains, Carquefou, La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Couëron, Indre, Mauves-sur-Loire, La Montagne, Orvault, Le Pellerin, Rezé, Saint-Aignan-Grandlieu, Saint-Herblain, Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau, Saint-Léger-les-Vignes, Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire, Sautron, Les Sorinières, Thouaré-sur-Loire, and Vertou.

The flag of Nantes Métropole is white with the authority's logo (photo, photo).

Olivier Touzeau, 11 January 2019


Cap Atlantique

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Flag of Cap Atlantique - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 29 May 2017

The Communauté d'agglomération de la presqu'île de Guérande - Atlantique (Cap Atlantique; 72,917 inhabitants in 2014, 38,612 ha) is made of 12 municipalities located in Loire-Atlantique (Assérac, Batz-sur-Mer, Guérande, Herbignac, La Baule-Escoublac (seat), La Turballe, Le Croisic, Le Pouliguen, Mesquer, Piriac-sur-Mer, Saint-Lyphard, Saint-Molf) and another three located in Morbihan (Camoêl, Férel, Pénestin).

The flag of Cap Atlantique (video) is vertically divided blue-white (~3:5), with the circular logo in the middle.
The logo represents a geographical map of the Guérande Peninsula (presqu'île), limited west by the Atlantic Ocean, north by river Vilaine, and south by the wide estuary of river Loire.
The motto "L'Énergie pour bâtir ensemble" reads "Energy to build together".

Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 5 June 2017


Grand Lieu

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Flag of the Communauté de communes de Grand Lieu - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 14 February 2019

The Communauté de communes de Grand Lieu (37,728 inhabitants in 2014; 29,757 ha), established in 1993, is composed of the municipalities of La Chevrolière (seat), Le Bignon, Geneston, La Limouzinière, Montbert, Pont-Saint-Martin, Saint-Colomban, Saint-Lumine-de-Coutais, and Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu.
The flag of the Communauté de communes de Grand Lieu (photo) is white with the authority's logo.

Olivier Touzeau, 14 February 2019