Miramas

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Miramas
Chapelle Saint Julien.jpg
Coat of arms of Miramas
Coat of arms
Miramas is located in France
Miramas
Miramas
Coordinates: 43°34′56″N 5°00′07″E / 43.5822°N 5.0019°E / 43.5822; 5.0019Coordinates: 43°34′56″N 5°00′07″E / 43.5822°N 5.0019°E / 43.5822; 5.0019
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Istres
Canton Istres-Nord
Intercommunality Ouest Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Frédéric Vigouroux
Area
 • Land1 25.74 km2 (9.94 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 25,632
 • Population2 density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13063 / 13140
Elevation 0–125 m (0–410 ft)
(avg. 49 m or 161 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.

Miramas is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. It is the second-largest commune in metropolitan Ouest-Provence and is located at the north end of the Étang de Berre lagoon, adjacent to and northeast of the city of Istres.

Circuit of Miramas[edit]

P1280035 - BMW Autodrome de Miramas.JPG

The Circuit of Miramas is located within 2 km of the town. In 1926 it hosted the French Grand Prix which was won by Frenchman Jules Goux driving a Bugatti T39A. Goux, the son of the superintendent at the Peugeot factory, had earlier became famous for winning the 1913 Indianapolis 500 while reportedly consuming four bottles of champagne during the course of the race. Gouz had been the first foreign winner at Indianapolis.

Today the racetrack is owned by BMW and used as a vehicle test track.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 416 —    
1800 376 −9.6%
1806 391 +4.0%
1821 489 +25.1%
1831 547 +11.9%
1836 498 −9.0%
1841 585 +17.5%
1846 858 +46.7%
1851 669 −22.0%
1856 734 +9.7%
1861 918 +25.1%
1866 1,057 +15.1%
1872 1,170 +10.7%
1876 1,040 −11.1%
1881 1,250 +20.2%
1886 1,318 +5.4%
1891 1,520 +15.3%
1896 2,129 +40.1%
1901 2,324 +9.2%
1906 2,487 +7.0%
1911 2,975 +19.6%
1921 5,065 +70.3%
1926 5,161 +1.9%
1931 5,922 +14.7%
1936 6,594 +11.3%
1946 7,310 +10.9%
1954 8,325 +13.9%
1962 9,943 +19.4%
1968 10,544 +6.0%
1975 15,585 +47.8%
1982 20,414 +31.0%
1990 21,602 +5.8%
1999 22,526 +4.3%
2008 25,632 +13.8%
Miramas le Vieux, Pin d'Alep
Miramas le Vieux / Étang de Berre
Miramas le Vieux, Vestiges du Château

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