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La Rochelle

La rochelle, Le vieux port.JPG
Old harbour of La Rochelle
Coat of arms of La Rochelle
Administration
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement La Rochelle
Intercommunality CA La Rochelle
Mayor Jean-François Fountaine
(2014–2020)
Statistics
Elevation 0–28 m (0–92 ft)
(avg. 4 m/13 ft)
Land area1 28.43 km2 (10.98 sq mi)
Population2 80,014  (2012)
 - Density 2,814/km2 (7,290/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17300/ 17000
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.

La Rochelle is a city in the Charente-Maritime department and a seaport in western France near the Bay of Biscay. The Huguenots there rebelled in 1627 and 1628.

La Rochelle Business School is in the city.

Sister cities

La Rochelle is twinned with: