Aramon, Gard

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Aramon
Aramon 2.JPG
Coat of arms of Aramon
Coat of arms
Aramon is located in France
Aramon
Aramon
Coordinates: 43°53′31″N 4°40′54″E / 43.8919°N 4.6816°E / 43.8919; 4.6816Coordinates: 43°53′31″N 4°40′54″E / 43.8919°N 4.6816°E / 43.8919; 4.6816
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Aramon
Intercommunality Pont du Gard
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Pronesti
Area
 • Land1 31.16 km2 (12.03 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,808
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30012 / 30390
Elevation 7–155 m (23–509 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Aramon is a commune in the Gard department in southern France near of Avignon.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,454 —    
1968 1,826 +25.6%
1975 1,951 +6.8%
1982 3,027 +55.2%
1990 3,344 +10.5%
1999 3,773 +12.8%
2008 3,808 +0.9%

Personalities[edit]

It was the birth place of Henri Pitot (1695–1771), hydraulic engineer and the inventor of the Pitot tube.

Economy[edit]

At Aramon, there is a thermal power station consisting of 2 units a 700 MW. The chimney of the facility is 252 metres high, the highest in Europe.

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