La Rochelle

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La Rochelle
La rochelle, Le vieux port.JPG
Coat o airms o La Rochelle
Coat o airms
La Rochelle is located in Fraunce
La Rochelle
La Rochelle
Coordinates: 46°09′33″N 1°09′06″W / 46.1591°N 1.1517°W / 46.1591; -1.1517Coordinates: 46°09′33″N 1°09′06″W / 46.1591°N 1.1517°W / 46.1591; -1.1517
Kintra Fraunce
Region Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
Depairtment Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement La Rochelle
Intercommunality La Rochelle
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-François Fountaine
Aurie
 • Land1 28.43 km2 (10.98 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 80,014
INSEE/Postal code 17300 / 17000
Elevation 0–28 m (0–92 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 ft)

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

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

La Rochelle (French pronunciation: [la ʁɔ.ʃɛl]) is a ceety in wastren Fraunce an a seaport on the Bay o Biscay, a pairt o the Atlantic Ocean. It is the caipital o the Charente-Maritime depairtment.

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Twin touns – Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

La Rochelle is twinned wi:[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "La Rochelle: Twin towns". www.ville-larochelle.fr. Retrieved 7 November 2009.