Montpellier, Hérault Département, Occitanie, France

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🇫🇷 Montpellier is a city in southern France near the Mediterranean Sea. One of the largest urban centres in the region of Occitania, Montpellier is the capital of the department of Hérault.

In the Middle Ages, Montpellier was an important city of the Crown of Aragon (and was the birthplace of James I), and then of Majorca, before its sale to France in 1349. Established in 1220, the University of Montpellier is one of the oldest universities in the world and oldest medical school still in operation, with notable alumni such as Petrarch, Nostradamus and François Rabelais. Above the medieval city, the ancient citadel of Montpellier is a stronghold built in the seventeenth century by Louis XIII of France.

Since the 1990s, Montpellier has experienced one of the strongest economic and demographic growth in the country. Its urban area has experienced the highest population growth in France since the year 2000. Numbering 70,000, students comprise nearly one-fourth of its population, one of the highest such proportions in Europe. Its living environment with one of Europe's largest pedestrian area, along with its rich cultural life and Mediterranean climate, explain the enthusiasm for the city, which is nicknamed the "Gifted". Montpellier was nominated for "Best Emerging Culture City of the Year 2017" by the think tank LCD.

Universities • University of Montpellier: sciences, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law, business, sports • Paul Valéry University: arts, languages and social sciences.

Transport Montpellier is served by railway, including TGV highspeed trains. Montpellier's main railway station is Saint-Roch. There is also a station on the high-speed railway linking Nîmes and Montpellier with the LGV Méditerranée, called Montpellier-Sud de France.

The Montpellier – Méditerranée Airport is located in the area of Fréjorgues, in the town of Mauguio, south-east of Montpellier.

The Transports de l'agglomération de Montpellier (TaM) manages the city's public transportation, including its 56-kilometre (35 mi) tramway network consisting of four lines and several parking facilities. Line 1 runs from Mosson in the west to Odysseum in the east. Line 2 runs from Jacou in the north-east to St. Jean-de-Vedas in the southwest. Line 3 and Line 4 opened in April 2012. Line 3, which is 22.4-kilometre (13.9 mi) long, links Juvignac and Perols with a branch to Lattes and serves 32 stations. Line 4 circles the centre and serves as a connector line between the various arms of tram system. They intersect at Gare St. Roch station, Rives du Lez and Corum.

The TaM also manages the large bike sharing scheme Vélomagg', started in June 2007, comprising 1200 bicycles and 50 stations.

Montpellier, Hérault, Occitanie 
Montpellier, Hérault, Occitanie
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Montpellier is rated Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.

Montpellier was ranked #326 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Montpellier has a population of over 285,121 people. Montpellier also forms the centre of the wider Hérault Département which has a population of over 1,132,481 people. It is also a part of the larger Occitanie area. Montpellier is the #196 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 3.4962 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores. Montpellier is ranked #266 for startups with a score of 1.208.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Montpellier has links with:

🇪🇸 Barcelona, Spain 🇵🇸 Bethlehem, Palestine 🇨🇳 Chengdu, China 🇲🇦 Fez, Morocco 🇩🇪 Heidelberg, Germany 🇬🇷 Kos, Greece 🇺🇸 Louisville, USA 🇷🇺 Obninsk, Russia 🇮🇹 Palermo, Italy 🇧🇷 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 🇮🇹 Salerno, Italy 🇨🇦 Sherbrooke, Canada 🇮🇱 Tiberias, Israel 🇩🇿 Tlemcen, Algeria 🇮🇹 Tolve, Italy
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Antipodal to Montpellier is: -176.104,-43.6

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