Fontvieille, Bouches-du-Rhône

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Fontvieille
Alphonse Daudet's windmill
Alphonse Daudet's windmill
Coat of arms of Fontvieille
Coat of arms
Fontvieille is located in France
Fontvieille
Fontvieille
Coordinates: 43°43′40″N 4°42′35″E / 43.7278°N 4.7097°E / 43.7278; 4.7097Coordinates: 43°43′40″N 4°42′35″E / 43.7278°N 4.7097°E / 43.7278; 4.7097
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Arles
Canton Arles-Est
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Frustier
Area
 • Land1 40.18 km2 (15.51 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,533
 • Population2 density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13038 / 13990
Elevation 0–245 m (0–804 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Fontvieille (Occitan: Fòntvielha) is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

History[edit]

The commune was created in 1790, out of the territory of Arles.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,613 —    
1800 1,900 +17.8%
1806 1,728 −9.1%
1821 2,044 +18.3%
1831 2,056 +0.6%
1836 2,165 +5.3%
1841 2,142 −1.1%
1846 2,402 +12.1%
1851 2,492 +3.7%
1856 2,479 −0.5%
1861 2,788 +12.5%
1866 3,248 +16.5%
1872 2,566 −21.0%
1876 2,565 −0.0%
1881 2,596 +1.2%
1886 2,840 +9.4%
1891 2,591 −8.8%
1896 2,541 −1.9%
1901 2,515 −1.0%
1906 2,252 −10.5%
1911 2,104 −6.6%
1921 2,027 −3.7%
1926 2,057 +1.5%
1931 2,079 +1.1%
1936 2,079 +0.0%
1946 2,064 −0.7%
1954 2,244 +8.7%
1962 2,388 +6.4%
1968 2,440 +2.2%
1975 2,935 +20.3%
1982 3,374 +15.0%
1990 3,642 +7.9%
1999 3,431 −5.8%
2008 3,533 +3.0%

Sights[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Fontvieille is twinned with Santa Maria a Monte, Italy, since 1991.

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