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Narbonne

Narbonne Cathedrale Saint Just et Saint Pasteur.jpg
Cathedral of Narbonne
Flag of Narbonne
Coat of arms of Narbonne
Administration
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Aude
Arrondissement Narbonne
Canton Narbonne-1
Narbonne-2
Narbonne-3
Intercommunality Le Grand Narbonne
Mayor Didier Mouly[1]
(2014 - 2020)
Statistics
Elevation 0–285 m (0–935 ft)
(avg. 143 m/469 ft)
Land area1 173.0 km2 (66.8 sq mi)
Population2 52,855  (2014)
 - Density 306/km2 (790/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 11262/ 11100
Website www.narbonne.fr
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.

Narbonne (Occitan: Narbona) is a French commune, a subprefecture in the Aude department. It is in the Occitanie region. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Narbonne.

It was a wealthy port and major city in Roman times but now is at about 15 km (9.3 mi) from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Geography

The commune of Narbonne has an area of 173.0 km2 (66.8 sq mi).[2] The lowest point in the commune is 0 m along the Mediterranean coast and the highest point is 285 m (935 ft); its average altitude is 143 m (469 ft) and the city hall is an altitude of 13 m (43 ft).[3]

Narbonne and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Narbonne

The commune of Narbonne is surrounded by the communes:

Climate

The climate of Narbonne, in the Köppen climate classification, is Csa - Mediterranean climate with hot summers.[4]

Population

The inhabitants of this city are known, in French, as Narbonnais (women: Narbonnaises).[5]

With a population of 52,855,[6] Narbonne has a population density of 306 inhabitants/km2.

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Narbonne forms the urban area of Narbonne with a population of 52,855 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 173 km2 (67 sq mi).[7] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Narbonne, formed by 24 communes with a population of 91,825 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 509.1 km2 (196.6 sq mi).[8]

Administration

Narbonne is a subprefecture of the Aude department, the capital of the arrondissement of Narbonne and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of three cantons

It is part of the intercommunality Le Grand Narbonne (French: Communauté d'agglomération Le Grand Narbonne).

Twinned and partner towns

Narbonne is twinned with:

Gallery

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References

  1. "L'équipe municipale". Mairie de Narbonne. http://www.narbonne.fr/liste-des-elus. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  2. "Commune de Narbonne (11262)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=COM-11262. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  3. "City of Narbonne". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Narbonne-11100/. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  4. "La ville de Narbonne" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-narbonne.html. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  5. "Aude (11)" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/habitants_departement_aude_11.html. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/2525755/dep11.pdf. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  7. "Unité urbaine de Narbonne (11502)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=UU2010-11502. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  8. "Aire urbaine de Narbonne (101)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=AU2010-101. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 

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