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Flag of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 2 March 2017
Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole (450,051 inhabitants in 2014; 43,421 ha) is made of 31 municipalities surrounding Montpellier. It succeeded Montpellier Agglomération on 1 January 2015.
The flag of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole (photo, photo) is vertically divided (1:2). The third at hoist is purple with orange details from the logo, while the two thirds at fly are white with the logo.
Olivier Touzeau, 2 March 2017
Flag of Montpellier Agglomération - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 2 March 2017
The Communauté d'agglomération Montpellier Agglomération succeeded Montpellier District on 1 August 2011. It included 38 muncipalities, a number reduced to 32 in 2004 and 31 in 2005. The flag of Montpellier Agglomération (photo) was blue with the logo of the authority.
Olivier Touzeau, 2 March 2017
Flag of Montpellier District - Image by M.V. Blanes, 1 May 2000
Montpellier District was established in 1965 by 12 municipalities, a number subsequently increased to 15.
The flag of Montpellier District was white with the authority's logo in the middle.
M.V. Blanes & Ivan Sache, 9 November 2009
Flag of CAHM - Image by Ivan Sache, 29 March 2020
The Communauté d'agglomération Hérault Méditerranée (CAHM; 77,450 inhabitants in 2018; 38,940 ha; website), established in 2003, groups 20 municipalities. The CAHM is seated in Saint-Thibé:ry (2,885 inh.) but its main two components are Agde (28,609 inh.) and Pézenas (8,280 inh.).The flag of the CAHM (photo) is blue with the authority's logo.
Ivan Sache, 29 March 2020
Flag of Pays de l'Or - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 4 January 2020
The Communauté d'agglomération du Pays de l'Or (43,985 inhabitants in 2014; 14,193 ha) is named for lake Étang de l'Or.
The intermunicipal structure (SIVU) created in 1947 became a
SIVOM (intermunicipal structure with several services) in 1971. In 1993, the Communauté de communes of Pays de l'Or was created by the municipalities of Mauguio, Lansargues, Mudaison, Candillargues, Saint-Aunès and La Grande Motte.
Between 2002 and 1 January 2004, the municipalities of La Grande-Motte,
Mauguio and Saint-Aunès left the Pays de l'Or to be integrated against
the wish of their Municipal Council into the Urban Community of Montpellier.
Palavas-les-Flots joined Pays de l'Or in January 2005.
On 1 January 1, 2011, the SIVOM disappeared and the community of communes of Pays de l'Or was created. On January 2012, the Communauté de communes was transformed into a Communauté d'agglomération, joined by the municipality of Valergues.
The flag of Pays de l'Or (photo) is white with the logo adopted in 2013.
Olivier Touzeau, 4 January 2020
Flag of La Domitienne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 21 February 2017
The Communauté de communes La Domitienne (26,981 inhabitants in 2013, 17,193 ha) was established in 1993 by the municipalities of Cazouls-lès-Béziers (4,8746 inh.), Colombiers (2,345 inh.), Maureilhan (seat; 2,020 inh.), Montady (3,988 inh.), and Nissan-lez-Ensérune (3,926 inh.). The authority was joined in 1996 by Lespignan (3,157 inh.) and Vendres (2,682 inh.) and in 1997 by Maraussan (4,122 inh.).
The flag of the Communauté de communes La Domitienne (photo) is white with the authority's logo in the middle.
Olivier Touzeau, 21 February 2017
Flag of Grand Pic Saint-Loup - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 27 February 2017
The Communauté de communes du Grand Pic Saint-Loup (47,608 inhabitants in 2016; 56,280 ha) was established on 1 January 2010 as the merger of the former Communautés de communes of Orthus (Claret, Ferrières-les-Verreries, Lauret, Sauteyrargues, Vacquières, and Valflaunès; 2,801 inh., 10,090 ha), Pic Saint-Loup (Assas, Cazevieille, Combaillaux, Fontanès, Guzargues, Les Matelles, Le Triadou, Murles, Saint-Bauzille-de-Montmel, Saint-Clément-de-Rivière, Sainte-Croix-de-Quintillargues, Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles, Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers, Saint-Vincent-de-Barbeyrargues, Teyran, and Vailhauquès; 29,485 inh., 22,700 ha) and Séranne Pic Saint-Loup (Causse-de-la-Selle, Mas-de-Londres, Notre-Dame-de-Londres, Pégairolles-de-Buèges, Rouet, Saint-André-de-Buèges, Saint-Jean-de-Buèges, Saint-Martin-de-Londres, Viols-en-Laval, and Viols-le-Fort; 4,229 inh., 23,227 ha). They were joined in 2013 by another three municipalities: Buzignargues, Saint-Hilaire-de-Beauvoir, and Saint-Jean-de-Cornies, following the suppression of the Communauté de communes of Ceps et Sylves.
The flag of the Communauté de communes du Grand Pic Saint-Loup (photo) is red with the authority's logo in the middle. The logo features the silhouette of the emblematic Pic Saint-Loup (658 m).
Olivier Touzeau, 27 February 2017