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Narbonne
Subprefecture and commune
Cathedral of Narbonne
Cathedral of Narbonne
Flag of Narbonne
Flag
Coat of arms of Narbonne
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Narbonne
Canton Narbonne-1
Narbonne-2
Narbonne-3
Intercommunality Le Grand Narbonne
Area1 173.0 km2 (66.8 sq mi)
Population (2014) 52,855
 • Density 305.52/km2 (791.29/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Narbonnais
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 11262 /11100
Elevation 0–285 m (0–935 ft)
(avg. 143 m or 469 ft)
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.

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). 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:

Climate

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

Population

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

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

Evolution of the population in Narbonne

Narbonne forms the urban area of Narbonne with a population of 52,855 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 173 km2 (67 sq mi). 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).

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

  • Narbonne-1, with 24,958 inhabitants (2014).
  • Narbonne-2, with 19,785 inhabitants (2014).
  • Narbonne-3, with 18,637 inhabitants (2014).

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

Twinned and partner towns

Narbonne is twinned with:

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