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Coat o airms o Montpellier
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Montpellier is located in France
Coordinates: 43°36′43″N 3°52′38″E / 43.6119°N 3.8772°E / 43.6119; 3.8772Coordinates: 43°36′43″N 3°52′38″E / 43.6119°N 3.8772°E / 43.6119; 3.8772
Kintra Fraunce
Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Depairtment Hérault
Arrondissement Montpellier
Intercommunality Montpellier
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hélène Mandroux-Colas (PS)
 • Land1 56.88 km2 (21.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 264,538
 • Rank 8t in Fraunce
INSEE/Postal code 34172 / 34000, 34070, 34080, 34090
Elevation 7–118 m (23–387 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 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 wioot double coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Montpellier (French pronunciation: [mɔ̃.pə.lje]; Occitan: Montpelhièr [mum.peˈʎɛ]) is a ceety in soothren Fraunce. It is the caipital o the Languedoc-Roussillon region, as well as the Hérault depairtment. Montpellier is the 8t lairgest ceety o Fraunce, an is an aa the fastest growin ceety in the kintra ower the past 25 years.[1] Locatit on the sooth coast o Fraunce on the Mediterranean Sea, it is the third-lairgest French ceety on the Mediterranean coast efter Marseille an Nice.

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  1. "Montpellier Tourist Information and Montpellier Tourism". Montpellier Information and Tourism. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  2. "Barcelona internacional – Ciutats agermanades" (in Spanish). © 2006–2009 Ajuntament de Barcelona. Retrieved 13 July 2009.  External link in |publisher= (help)