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Grand Lyon (Department & Metropolis, France)

Métropole de Lyon

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Flag of Grand Lyon - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 22 January 2019

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Administrative data

Code: 69M
Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Rhône-Alpes until 2014)
Traditional province: Lyonnais
Bordering departments: Ain, Isère, Rhône
Area: 553.68 km2
Population (2016): 1,381,349 inhabitants

Préfecture: Lyon
Subdivisions: 59 communes.

Métropole de Lyon, aka Grand Lyon is a territorial collectivity with particular status, exerting the competencies of both a department and a metropolis. Grand Lyon is composed of 59 municipalities formerly part of the department of Rhône: Lyon, Albigny-sur-Saône, Bron, Cailloux-sur-Fontaines, Caluire-et-Cuire, Champagne-au-Mont-d'Or, Charbonnières-les-Bains, Charly, Chassieu, Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, Corbas, Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or, Craponne, Curis-au-Mont-d'Or, Dardilly, Décines-Charpieu, Écully, Feyzin, Fleurieu-sur-Saône, Fontaines-Saint-Martin, Fontaines-sur-Saône, Francheville, Genay, Givors, Grigny, Irigny, Jonage, Limonest, Lissieu, Marcy-l'Étoile, Meyzieu, Mions, Montanay, La Mulatière, Neuville-sur-Saône, Oullins, Pierre-Bénite, Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or, Quincieux, Rillieux-la-Pape, Rochetaillée-sur-Saône, Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d'Or, Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d'Or, Saint-Fons, Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, Saint-Genis-les-Ollières, Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or, Saint-Priest, Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d'Or, Sathonay-Camp, Sathonay-Village, Solaize, Tassin-la-Demi-Lune, La Tour-de-Salvagny, Vaulx-en-Velin, Vénissieux, Vernaison, and Villeurbanne.

Grand Lyon replaced on 1 January 2015 the Communautés urbaine de Lyon, which had been created on 1 January 1966 by 56 municipalities. Rillieux and Crépieux-la-Pape merged in 1972 to form Rillieux-la-Pape, while Givors and Grigny joined in 2007, Lissieu in 2011, and Quincieux in 2014.

Olivier Touzeau, 22 January 2019

Flag of Grand Lyon

The flag seen in front of the seat of Grand Lyon in 2017 (photo, photo), but probably in use since 2015 or 2016, is vertical (3:2), red with the logo in the lower part. In the official logo, in use since January 2015 the words "la métropole are written in small, lower case letters below, ferrated on the right. It seems that on this flag, they are placed above the words "GRANDLYON" ferrated to the left, as prescribed for vertical versions in the graphical chart.

Olivier Touzeau, 22 January 2019

Communauté urbaine de Lyon

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Flag of the Communauté urbaine de Lyon, obverse (reconstructed) and reverse - Images by Olivier Touzeau, 22 January 2019

The flag used by the Communauté urbaine de Lyon (photo, reverse) was red with the logo rotated orthogonally in the fly; "GRAND" in white letters, "LYON" in black letters, with words in small, lower case letters. The logo was adopted in 2003.
The logo with the words "la métropole" got in use in January 2015, the words probably are "communauté urbaine" as in the former logo, although they are displayed differently (image).

Olivier Touzeau, 22 January 2019