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Marseille: Second-largest city of France and prefecture of Provence-Alpes-C么te d'Azur
Marseille is the second-largest city of France. The main city of the historical province of Provence, it nowadays is the prefecture of the department of Bouches-du-Rh么ne and region of Provence-Alpes-C么te d'Azur. It is located on France's south coast near the mouth of the Rh么ne river. The city covers an area of 241聽km2 (93聽sq聽mi) and had a population of 852,516 in 2012. Its metropolitan area, which extends over 3,173聽km2 (1,225聽sq聽mi) is the third-largest in France after Paris and Lyon, with a population of 1,831,500 as of 2010.


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