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Encyclopedia > Commune communities in France

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Administrative divisions of France

Overseas regions Image File history File links The official emblem of the Government of the French Republic. ... Metropolitan (i. ... France is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ...

Overseas departments The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ...

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Commune communities The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... An agglomeration community (French: communauté dagglomération) is a metropolitan government structure in France, created by the Chevènement Law of 1999. ...

Associated communes
Municipal arrondissements Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... In France, associated communes (French: communes associées) were created by the Commune Merger Act of July 16, 1971 (also called the Marcellin Act). ... The municipal arrondissement (French: arrondissement municipal, pronounced ), more simply referred to as arrondissement, is a level of administrative division in France lower than the commune. ...

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Clipperton Island French overseas departments and territories The French Overseas Departments and Territories (French: départements doutre-mer and territoires doutre-mer or DOM-TOM) consist broadly of French-administered territories outside of Europe. ... A collectivité doutre-mer (in English Overseas Community) or COM, is an administrative division of France. ... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital Nouméa Largest city Nouméa Official language(s) French Government overseas territory of France  - President Jacques Chirac  - High Commissioner Michel Mathieu  - President Marie-Noëlle Thémereau overseas territory of France since 1853  Area    - Total 19,058 km² (155th)   7,359 sq mi   - Water (%) Land... Location of the Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean: • 1 : Bassas da India • 2 : Europa Island • 3 : Glorioso Islands • 4 : Juan de Nova Island • 5 : Tromelin Island (KM : Comoros, MG : Madagascar, MU : Mauritius, MZ : Mozambique, RE : Réunion, YT : Mayotte) The Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (French: ÃŽles Éparses...

A communauté de communes (French for "community of communes") is a federation of municipalities (communes) in France. It forms a framework within which local tasks are carried out together. It is the least integrated form of intercommunality. The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ...


As of January 1, 2006, there are 2,389 communautés de communes in France (2,380 in metropolitan France and 9 in the overseas départements), with 26.08 million people living in them. The population (as of 1999 census) of the communautés de communes range from 159,997 inhabitants (Communauté de communes de la Boucle de la Seine, Yvelines département) to 168 inhabitants (Communauté de communes de la Vallée du Toulourenc, Vaucluse département).
January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metropolitan France (French: France métropolitaine, or just la Métropole) is the part of France in Europe, including Corsica, as opposed to the overseas departments and overseas territories, which, while integral parts of the French Republic, are regarded as Overseas France (la France doutre-mer, or more colloquially... Under the 1946 Constitution of the Fourth Republic, the French colonies of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana in the Caribbean and Réunion in the Indian Ocean became départements doutre-mer (Overseas departments) or DOMs. ... Yvelines is a French département in the région of Île-de-France. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... The Vaucluse is a département in the southeast of France. ...


Legal status

The communauté de communes was created by a status of the French Parliament enacted on February 6, 1992. The status was modified by the Chevènement Law of 1999. February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Jean-Pierre Chevènement Jean-Pierre Chevènement (born March 9, 1939 in Belfort) is a French politician. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Contrary to the communautés d'agglomération and the communautés urbaines, communautés de communes are not subjected to a minimum threshold of population to come into existence. The only constraint is geographical continuity. A communauté dagglomération is a metropolitan government structure in France, created by the Loi Chevénement in 1999. ... A communauté urbaine (urban community in English) is the higher degree of intercommunal cooperation in France. ...


According to the Code général des collectivités territoriales (CGCT) (general law over regional administrative structures), a communauté de communes is a public establishment of inter-communal cooperation (EPCI), formed by several French municipalities, which cover a connected territory without enclave.


At the time of the entry in action of this regulation (1999), communautés de communes already in existence that did not meet the criteria of geographical continuity were left untouched.


The communes involved build a space of solidarity with a joint project of development, infrastructure building, etc.


Communautés de communes with more than 60,000 inhabitants

(ranked by population as of March 1999 census, in 2006 limits)
(the largest commune in the communauté de communes follows in parenthesis)

  1. Communauté de communes de la Boucle de la Seine (Sartrouville) – 159,997 inhabitants
  2. Communauté de communes du Grand Parc (Versailles) – 151,157
  3. Communauté de communes du Nord Martinique (Le Robert) – 108,470
  4. Communauté de communes du Sud (Le Tampon) – 102,958
  5. Communauté de communes du Centre Littoral (Cayenne) – 92,059
  6. Communauté de communes du Parisis (Herblay) – 80,196
  7. Communauté de communes du Pays Yonnais (La Roche-sur-Yon) – 79,665
  8. Communauté de communes de l'Est Douaisis (Somain) – 71,814
  9. Communauté de communes de l'agglomération Creilloise (Creil) – 67,818
  10. Communauté de communes Marne et Chantereine (Chelles) – 67,487
  11. Communauté de communes de Châtillon - Montrouge (Montrouge) – 66,355
  12. Communauté de communes des Deux Rives de la Seine (Verneuil-sur-Seine) – 62,260
  13. Communauté de communes de l'Auxerrois (Auxerre) – 62,064

Sartrouville is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Versailles (pronounced , in French), formerly the de facto capital of the kingdom of France, is now a wealthy suburb of Paris and is still an important administrative and judicial center. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Cayenne is the capital of the French overseas région of French Guiana. ... Herblay is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. ... La Roche-sur-Yon is a town and commune in western France, préfecture (capital) of the Vendée département. ... The CREIL (Coherent Raman Effect on Incoherent Light) is a radiation transfer of ordinary incoherent light. ... Chelles is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Montrouge is a commune and the chief town of a canton in the southwestern suburbs of Paris in France. ... Auxerre is a commune in the Bourgogne région of France, between Paris and Dijon. ...

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