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Narbonne Cathedrale Saint Just et Saint Pasteur.jpg
Cathedral of Narbonne
Flag of Narbonne
Coat of arms of Narbonne
Flag Coat of arms
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Narbonne
Intercommunality Le Grand Narbonne
Mayor Didier Mouly
(2014 - 2020)
Elevation 0–285 m (0–935 ft)
(avg. 143 m or 469 ft*)
Land area1 172.96 km2 (66.78 sq mi)
Population2 51,869  (2012)
 - Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 11262/ 11100
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°11′01″N 3°00′15″E / 43.1836°N 3.0042°E / 43.1836; 3.0042

Narbonne (Occitan: Narbona) is a French commune, a subprefecture in the Aude department. It is in the Languedoc-Roussillon 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.


The commune of Narbonne has an area of 3,172.96 km2 (1,225.09 sq mi), the largest commune of the Aude department and of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. 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).

Narbonne and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Narbonne

The commune of Narbonne is surrounded by the communes:


With a population of 51,869, Narbonne has a population density of 300 inhabitants/km2.

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

Twinned and partner towns

Narbonne is twinned with:

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