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Montpellier
Aqueduc Saint-Clément, Prefectur o the Hérault depairtment (old hôtel of Ganges), place de la Comédie, Detail of the statue « The Strength Taming Love » of Injalbert, Château d'eau du Peyrou, fontaine des Trois Grâces, porte du Peyrou, cathédrale Saint-Pierre.
Aqueduc Saint-Clément, Prefectur o the Hérault depairtment (old hôtel of Ganges), place de la Comédie, Detail of the statue « The Strength Taming Love » of Injalbert, Château d'eau du Peyrou, fontaine des Trois Grâces, porte du Peyrou, cathédrale Saint-Pierre.
Coat o airms o Montpellier
Coat o airms
Montpellier is locatit in Fraunce
Montpellier
Montpellier
Location within Occitanie region
Montpellier is locatit in Occitanie
Montpellier
Montpellier
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 Occitanie
Depairtment Hérault
Arrondissement Montpellier
Intercommunality Montpellier
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hélène Mandroux-Colas (PS)
Area1 56.88 km2 (21.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 264,538
 • Rank 8t in Fraunce
 • Density 4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 34172 /34000, 34070, 34080, 34090
Elevation 7–118 m (23–387 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 ft)

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.

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 Juin 2010. 
  2. "Barcelona internacional – Ciutats agermanades" (in Spanish). © 2006–2009 Ajuntament de Barcelona. Retrieved 13 Julie 2009.  External link in |publisher= (help)