Mont Saint Michel
|Mont-Saint-Michel at night|
|Intercommunality||Pontorson - Le Mont-Saint-Michel|
|Elevation||5–80 m (16–260 ft)|
|Land area1||0.97 km2 (0.37 sq mi)|
|- Density||42 /km2 (110 /sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||50353/ 50116|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
Mont-Saint-Michel (English: St Michael's Mount) is a French commune in the department Manche. It is in the region Basse Normandie. Its name comes from the rocky tidal island « mont Saint-Michel » which is dedicated to Saint Michael. The island has its own abbey. The Mount is about one kilometre off the country's north coast. It is at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches.
The architecture of Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay make it the second most visited site in Normandy and the second in France (after Île-de-France). It has over 3,000,000 visitors each year  (3,250,000 in 2006 ) A statue of Saint-Michael is on top of the abbey's church. It 170 metres over sea level. The mount was declared a historic monument in 1874. The Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.
People that live there are called the Montois.
|Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay *|
|Criteria||i, iii, vi|
|Inscription||1979 (3rd Session)|
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