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Montpellier
Prefecture and commune
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
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Montpellier
Intercommunality Montpellier
Area1 56.88 km2 (21.96 sq mi)
Population (2009) 255,080
 • Density 4,484.5/km2 (11,614.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montpelliérains
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 34172 /34000, 34070, 34080, 34090
Elevation 7–118 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.

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).

Education

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.

Transport

Sister cities

Montpellier is twinned with:


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