Montpellier

city in Hérault, France

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).

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.
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
Location within Occitanie region
Montpellier is located 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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHérault
ArrondissementMontpellier
IntercommunalityMontpellier
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hélène Mandroux-Colas
Area
1
56.88 km2 (21.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)2
255,080
 • Density4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montpelliérains
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
34172 /34000, 34070, 34080, 34090
Elevation7–118 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.

EducationEdit

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, as well as the Montpellier Business School.

TransportEdit

Sister citiesEdit

Montpellier is twinned with: