Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole

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Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
No. of communes 31
Established January 2015
Seat Montpellier
 • President Philippe Saurel
 • Total 434 km2 (168 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 457,760
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole is the métropole, an intercommunal structure, centred on the city of Montpellier. It is located in the Hérault department, in the Occitanie region, southern France. It was created in January 2015, replacing the previous Communauté d'agglomération de Montpellier.[1] Its population was 457,760 in 2014, of which 279,845 in Montpellier proper.[2]


The district of Montpellier was created in 1965. In 2001, it became an agglomeration community (French: Communauté d'agglomération Montpellier Agglomération).[3] On January 1, 2015, the Métropolian community replaced the agglomeration community in accordance with a law of January 2014.[1][4]


Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole covers the following 31 communes.[5][1][2][6] The communes with « ° » are the 15 members of the former district of Montpellier.

Palavas-les-Flots left the Agglomeration community of Montpellier Agglomération on January 1, 2005. The commune was one of the initial member communes of the "district de Montpellier".

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Coordinates: 43°37′N 3°52′E / 43.617°N 3.867°E / 43.617; 3.867