Carry-le-Rouet

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Carry-le-Rouet
Port in Carry-le-Rouet
Port in Carry-le-Rouet
Coat of arms of Carry-le-Rouet
Coat of arms
Carry-le-Rouet is located in France
Carry-le-Rouet
Carry-le-Rouet
Coordinates: 43°19′59″N 5°09′10″E / 43.3331°N 5.1528°E / 43.3331; 5.1528Coordinates: 43°19′59″N 5°09′10″E / 43.3331°N 5.1528°E / 43.3331; 5.1528
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Istres
Canton Châteauneuf-Côte-Bleue
Intercommunality Marseille Provence Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Pene
Area
 • Land1 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 6,331
 • Population2 density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13021 / 13620
Elevation 0–178 m (0–584 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 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.

Carry-le-Rouet (Occitan: Carri lo Roet) is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

Carry-le-Rouet is a seaside resort located 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of Marseille by highway A55, then route D5, set at the foot of pine-covered hills.

From December to February every year is held the famous "oursinades", a tasting of sea urchins and various shellfish which are ultra fresh, plentiful, and delicious. Many connoisseurs take part in this festival.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 290 —    
1800 245 −15.5%
1806 268 +9.4%
1821 363 +35.4%
1831 356 −1.9%
1836 465 +30.6%
1841 503 +8.2%
1846 507 +0.8%
1851 502 −1.0%
1856 470 −6.4%
1861 499 +6.2%
1866 477 −4.4%
1872 567 +18.9%
1876 537 −5.3%
1881 547 +1.9%
1886 499 −8.8%
1891 561 +12.4%
1896 582 +3.7%
1901 531 −8.8%
1906 564 +6.2%
1911 1,339 +137.4%
1921 565 −57.8%
1926 265 −53.1%
1931 353 +33.2%
1936 410 +16.1%
1946 646 +57.6%
1954 1,069 +65.5%
1962 1,739 +62.7%
1968 2,353 +35.3%
1975 3,304 +40.4%
1982 4,570 +38.3%
1990 5,224 +14.3%
1999 6,016 +15.2%
2008 6,331 +5.2%

Personalities[edit]

  • Comic actor Fernandel, who built his family's house above the beach in the 1930s.
  • The singer Nina Simone, who lived out the last years of her life in Carry-le-Rouet and died at her home in 2003.

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