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Montpellier

Montpellier
Place de la Comédie
Administration
Full nameMontpellier
CountryFrance
RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon
DepartmentHrault
ArrondissementMontpellier
Cantonchief town of 10 cantons
IntercommunalityMontpellier
MayorHélène Mandroux-Colas (2008 2014)
Statistics
Elevation88.6 ft (27 m)
Highest Elevation387.1 ft (118 m)
Lowest Elevation23 ft (7 m)
Land Area22 sq mi (56.88 km2)
Total Population265634 (8th in France) (2009)
- Density12095.6/sq mi (4670.1/km2)
Postal code34000, 34070, 34080, 34090
INSEE34172

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Montpellier (-frmɔ̃.pə.lje; Occitan: Montpelhièr) is a city in southern France. It is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, as well as the Hérault department. Montpellier is the 8th largest city of the country, and is also the fastest growing city in France over the past 25 years.


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