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Perpignan

Perpignan
Administration
Full namePerpignan
Native namePerpinyà
CountryFrance
RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon
DepartmentPyrnes-Orientales
ArrondissementPerpignan
IntercommunalityTêt Méditerranée
MayorJean-Marc Pujol (Radical-UMP) (2009 2014)
Statistics
Elevation98.4 ft (30 m)
Highest Elevation311.7 ft (95 m)
Lowest Elevation26.2 ft (8 m)
Land Area26.3 sq mi (68.07 km2)
Total Population110706 (2010)
- Density4212.4/sq mi (1626.4/km2)
Postal code66000
INSEE66136

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Perpignan (-frpɛʁpiɲɑ̃, -capərpiˈɲa) is a commune and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Perpignan was the capital of the former province and county of Roussillon (Rosselló in Catalan) and continental capital of the Kingdom of Majorca in the 13th and 14th centuries.

, Perpignan had 118,221 inhabitants (Perpignanais, Perpinyanés) in the city proper. The metropolitan area has a total population of 300,000 in 2010.


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