Marseille also spelled in English as Marseilles is the second-largest city of France. The main city of the historical province of Provence, it is the prefecture of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. It is located on the Mediterranean coast near the mouth of the Rhône. The city covers an area of 241 km2 (93 sq mi) and had a population of 852,516 in 2012. Its metropolitan area, which extends over 3,173 km2 (1,225 sq mi) is the third-largest in France after Paris and Lyon, with a population of 1,831,500 as of 2010.
A city proud of its history and global role, Marseille is the point of convergence for a number of international telecommunications networks and constitutes a significant pathway for global internet traffic, especially originating in Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean basin. The French Tech label came as an acknowledgement of the dynamism and broad appeal of Marseille and its surrounding region. Working to build the tomorrow’s city , Marseille is an open-air laboratory gathering a number of collaborative schemes involving both public and private sector operators, as well as start-ups and research bodies.
Source : Wikipedia, Energy Cities
City of Marseille is a member of Energy Cities since 2002
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