Montpellier

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Montpellier
Prefecture and commune
Aqueduc Saint-Clément, the prefecture de l'Hérault (old hôtel de Ganges), the Place de la Comédie, Detail of the statue « The Strength Taming Love » of Injalbert, Château d'eau du Peyrou, the Fountain of the Three Graces, the gate of the Peyrou and the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier.
Aqueduc Saint-Clément, the prefecture de l'Hérault (old hôtel de Ganges), the Place de la Comédie, Detail of the statue « The Strength Taming Love » of Injalbert, Château d'eau du Peyrou, the Fountain of the Three Graces, the gate of the Peyrou and the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier.
Coat of arms of Montpellier
Coat of arms
Montpellier is located in France
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
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Montpellier
Intercommunality Montpellier
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hélène Mandroux-Colas
Area1 56.88 km2 (21.96 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 255,080
 • Density 4,484.5/km2 (11,614.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montpelliérains
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (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 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.

Montpellier is a city in south of France. About 280,000 people live there. It is the 8th largest city in France. It has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa in the Koeppen climate classification).

Education[change | change source]

A campus of the École nationale de l'aviation civile (French civil aviation academy) is in Montpellier. The computer science school École pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies and E-Artsup are also in the city.

The University of Montpellier is one of the oldest in the world.

Transport[change | change source]

Sister cities[change | change source]

Montpellier is twinned with: