|Intercommunality||Pays de Montbéliard|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Albert Matocq-Grabot|
|Area1||2.17 km2 (0.84 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||25547 /25600|
|Elevation||317–398 m (1,040–1,306 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Sochaux lies 3 km (1.9 mi) east of Montbéliard, and 484 km (301 mi) southeast of Paris.
Inhabitants are known as Sochaliens.
Sochaux is the site of a large industrial facility of the French auto manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën. As of late 2005, about 16,000 people are employed there. The town also contains the Peugeot automobile museum. Peugeot's badge, the lion rampant, is derived from the town's coat-of-arms.
The FC Sochaux-Montbéliard football club is located in the town, and currently plays in Ligue 2. On May 13, 2007, FCSM defeated Olympique de Marseille to win the Coupe de France for the first time since 1937.
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