Marseille with numbers

Marseille WITH NUMBERS

  • 2600 Years of history, the oldest city of France 
     
  • 2nd City in France, 852 516 inhabitants (INSEE 2012)
     
  • Biggest french « community of communes » Marseille Provence Metrropole, encompassing 18 communes and 1 200 000 inhabitants
     
  • Area : 240 km2 including 100 km2 of natural areas
     
  • Coastline : 57 km including 20 km of « Calanques »
     
  • 1st Calanques National Park – european semi-urban park
     
  • Climate : 300 days of sunshine per year 
     
  • Average temperatures : Spring 19°C / Summer 25°C / Autumn 14 °C / Winter 12 °C
     
  • Jumelage avec 13 villes dans le monde : www.marseille.fr
     
  • 1st Low cost airport in Europe
     
  • 1st Cruise and feight port of France (1,4 million passengers in 2015)
     
  • 2nd French centre for scientific and research in France
     
  • 10 Competitiveness clusters
     
  • 1st French-speaking university in the world with 74 000 students
     
  • 17 Museums
     
  • 5 Million tourists stayed in Marseille in 2014
     
  • 2nd most filmed city in France
     
  • World Water Capital since 1996, in march 2013 welcome the World Water Forum
     
  • Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture in 2013
     
  • 2016 Marseille welcomes the European Football Championship, with 6 matches including a semi-final
     
  • 2017 Marseille European Capital of Sport
     
  • 2014 Label French Tech
     
  • 2nd City of France according to the ICCA ranking
     
  • 334 333 delegates day for 563 business events, 1674 days and 115 255 participants en 2014

PRIZE list

  • « The most business friendly city », Entreprise & Expansion magazine
     
  • France’s number 2 city in the ICCA rankings for international conference facilities
     
  • « European City of the year award 2014 », Royal Academy of Urbanism in London
     
  • The MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) won the 2015 Council of Europe Museum Prize
     
  • Marseille has entered the top 5 Mediterranean ports for cruises
     
  • Trip Advisor ranked Marseille in the top 3 favourite French destinations for web users all over the world
     
  • National Geographic placed its harbour among the ten most beautiful in Europe !
     
  • Le Nouveau Stade Vélodrome : "the most beautiful stadium in Europe" Eurosport (december 2015)