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Marseille
Marseille
Panorama o Marseille
Coat of arms of Marseille
Coat of arms
Marseille is located in France
Marseille
Marseille
Coordinates: 43°17′47″N 5°22′12″E / 43.296386°N 5.369954°E / 43.296386; 5.369954Coordinates: 43°17′47″N 5°22′12″E / 43.296386°N 5.369954°E / 43.296386; 5.369954
Kintra Fraunce
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Depairtment Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Marseille
Intercommunality Urban Community o Marseille Provence Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (since 1995) Jean-Claude Gaudin (UMP)
Area
 • Urban (2006) 90 km2 (30 sq mi)
 • Metro (1999) 2,830.2 km2 (1,092.7 sq mi)
 • Land1 240.62 km2 (92.90 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Rank 2nt efter Paris
 • Urban (2010) 1,420,000
 • Urban density 16,000/km2 (41,000/sq mi)
 • Metro (2007) 1,604,550
 • Metro density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Population2 851,420
 • Population2 Density 3,500/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13055 / 13001-13016
Dialling codes 0491 or 0496
Website marseille.fr

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population wioot double coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Marseille (in Inglis an aa commonly spelt Marseilles, pronounced /mɑrˈseɪ/; French pronunciation: [maʁsɛj]; locally [mɑχˈsɛjɐ]; in Occitan Marselha or Marsiho [maʀˈsejɔ, maʀˈsijɔ]), kent in antiquity as Massalia (frae Greek: Μασσαλία),[1] is the seicont maist populous ceety in Fraunce, efter Paris, wi a population o 852,395 athin its administrative limits on a laund aurie o 240.62 km2 (93 sq mi). The urban aurie o Marseille extends ayont the ceety limits wi a population o ower 1,420,000[2] on an aurie o 1,204 km2 (465 sq mi). 1,530,000[3] or 1,601,095[4] fowk live in the Marseille metropolitan aurie. Locatit on the sootheast coast o Fraunce on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is Fraunce's lairgest commercial port an lairgest French ceety on the Mediterranean coast. Marseille is the caipital o the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, as well as the caipital o the Bouches-du-Rhône depairtment. Its woners are cawed Marseillais.

Marseille enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The simmer/haliday saison lasts for sax months, frae Mey tae October, although an aa in Aprile whiles thare are temperaturs abuin 20 °C (68.0 °F). Winters are mild, wi average temperatur 12 °C (54 °F) durin the day an 4 °C (39 °F) at nicht in the period December–Januar–Februar.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Marseille is currently offeecially twinned wi thirteen ceeties:[5]

Pairtner ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Forby Marseille haes signed various types o formal greements o cooperation wi 31 ceeties aw ower the warld:[7]

Referenes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. See:
  2. Demographia: World Urban Areas, Mairch 2010
  3. European Spatial Planning Observation Network, Study on Urban Functions (Project 1.4.3), Final Report, Chapter 3, (ESPON, 2007)
  4. Insee - Résultats du recensement de la population - Marseille-Aix-en-Provence, 2006
  5. "Marseille Official website - Twin Cities". Flag of France.svg (in French) © 2008 Ville de Marseille. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  6. "Yerevan Municipality - Sister Cities". © 2005-2009 www.yerevan.am. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  7. Agreements of cooperation (in French)[deid airtin]
  8. "Gdańsk Official Website: 'Miasta partnerskie'" (in Polish & English). © 2009 Urząd Miejski w Gdańsku. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  9. Embassy of France and Russia - sister cities[deid airtin]
  10. "Twinning Cities: International Relations" (PDF). Municipality of Tirana. www.tirana.gov.al. Retrieved 2009-06-23.