Marseille is the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 852,395 within its administrative limits on a land area of 240.62 km2 (93 sq mi). The urban area and metropolitan area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits with a population of around 1.6 million. Located on the southeast coast of France, Marseille is France's largest city on the Mediterranean coast and largest commercial port. Marseille is the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur region, as well as the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhne department. Its inhabitants are called Marseillais in French and Marselhs in Occitan.
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