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Panorama of Marseille
Full nameMarseille
Native nameMarselha
RegionProvence-Alpes-C�te d'Azur
MayorJean-Claude Gaudin (UMP) (since 1995)
Land Area92.9 sq mi (240.62 km2)
Total Population851420 (2nd after Paris) (2008)
- Density9164.5/sq mi (3538.4/km2)
Urban Area34.7 sq mi (90 km2)
-- Population1420000 (2010)
Metro Area1092.5 sq mi (2830.2 km2)
Postal code13001-13016
Dialling code0491 or 0496

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Marseille (c-eniconmɑrˈseɪ; also Marseilles in English; -frmaʁsɛj; locally -frdiamɑχˈsɛjɐ; in Occitan Marselha or Marsiho -ocmaʀˈsejɔ, maʀˈsijɔ), known in antiquity as Massalia (from ), is the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 852,395 within its administrative limits on a land area of 240.62 km2 (92.9 sqmi). The urban area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits with a population of over 1,420,000 on an area of 1204 km2 (464.9 sqmi). 1,530,000 or 1,601,095 people live in the Marseille metropolitan area, ranking it 3rd among French metropolitan areas after Paris and Lyon. Located on the southeast coast of France, Marseille is France's largest city on the Mediterranean coast and largest commercial port. Marseille is the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, as well as the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department. Its inhabitants are called Marseillais.

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