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La Rochelle

L' entrée du Port de La Rochelle (2).JPG
Coat of arms of La Rochelle
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement La Rochelle
Intercommunality La Rochelle
Mayor Maxime Bono
Elevation 0–28 m (0–92 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 ft*)
Land area1 28.43 km2 (10.98 sq mi)
Population2 75,822  (2008)
 - Density 2,667/km2 (6,910/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.

Coordinates: 46°09′33″N 1°09′06″W / 46.1591°N 1.1517°W / 46.1591; -1.1517

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.

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