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L'aqueduc Saint-Clément, la Place de l'Europe, la Place de la Comédie, l'hôtel de région, la promenade du Peyrou, le Corum, l'arc de Triomphe, la cathédrale Saint Pierre.
Coat of arms of Montpellier
Montpellier is located in France
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Montpellier
Intercommunality Montpellier
Mayor Hélène Mandroux-Colas
Elevation 7–118 m (23–387 ft)
(avg. 27 m/89 ft)
Land area1 56.88 km2 (21.96 sq mi)
Population2 255,080  (2009)
 - Ranking 8th in France
 - Density 4,485/km2 (11,620/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 34172/ 34000, 34070, 34080, 34090
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.
Coordinates: 43°36′43″N 3°52′38″E / 43.6119°N 3.8772°E / 43.6119; 3.8772

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).


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 is also in the city.

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


Sister cities

Montpellier is twinned with: