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Panorama o Marseille
Panorama o Marseille
Banner o Marseille
Coat of airms o Marseille
Coat airms
Marseille is located in Fraunce
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Marseille is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
IntercommunalityUrban Community o Marseille Provence Métropole
 • Mayor (since 1995) Jean-Claude Gaudin (UMP)
240.62 km2 (92.90 sq mi)
 • Urban
90 km2 (30 sq mi)
 • Metro
2830.2 km2 (1,092.7 sq mi)
 • Rank2nt efter Paris
 • Density3,500/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density16,000/km2 (41,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13055 /13001-13016
Diallin codes0491 or 0496
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries. 2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

Marseille (in Inglis an aa commonly spelt Marseilles, pronooncit /mɑː(ɹ)ˈseɪ/; French: [maʁsɛj]; locally: [mɑχˈsɛjɐ]; Occitan: Marselha or Marsiho, [maʀˈsejɔ], [maʀˈsijɔ]), kent in antiquity as Massalia (frae Greek: Μασσαλία[1]; Laitin: Massilia), is the seicont maist populous ceety in Fraunce, efter Paris, wi a population o 852,395 athin its administrative leemits on a laund aurie o 240.62 km2 (93 sq mi). The urban aurie o Marseille extends ayont the ceety leemits 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 Mediterrane 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 month, frae Mey tae October, awtho 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

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Twin touns — sister ceeties

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

Pairtner ceeties

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


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  1. See:
    • Duchêne & Contrucci 1998
    • Ebel, Charles (1976), Transalpine Gaul: the emergence of a Roman province, Brill Archive, pp. 5–16, ISBN 9004043845, Chapter 2, Massilia and Rome before 390 B.C.
  2. Demographia: World Urban Areas, Mairch 2010
  3. European Spatial Planning Observation Network, Study on Urban Functions (Project 1.4.3) Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, Final Report, Chapter 3, (ESPON, 2007)
  4. Insee - Résultats du recensement de la population - Marseille-Aix-en-Provence Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine, 2006
  5. "Marseille Official website - Twin Cities". (in French) © 2008 Ville de Marseille. Archived frae the original on 22 December 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  6. "Yerevan Municipality - Sister Cities". © 2005-2009 www.yerevan.am. Archived frae the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 22 Juin 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  7. "Agreements of cooperation (in French)". Archived frae the original on 5 Januar 2009. Retrieved 18 Januar 2011.
  8. "Gdańsk Official Website: 'Miasta partnerskie'" (in Polish & English). © 2009 Urząd Miejski w Gdańsku. Archived frae the original on 23 Julie 2013. Retrieved 11 Julie 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  9. "Embassy of France and Russia - sister cities". Archived frae the original on 23 Mey 2011. Retrieved 23 Mey 2011.
  10. "Twinning Cities: International Relations" (PDF). Municipality of Tirana. www.tirana.gov.al. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 16 Februar 2008. Retrieved 23 Juin 2009.