Gémenos

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Gémenos
Saint-Pons Park
Saint-Pons Park
Coat of arms of Gémenos
Coat of arms
Gémenos is located in France
Gémenos
Gémenos
Coordinates: 43°17′46″N 5°37′37″E / 43.2961°N 5.6269°E / 43.2961; 5.6269Coordinates: 43°17′46″N 5°37′37″E / 43.2961°N 5.6269°E / 43.2961; 5.6269
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Marseille
Canton Aubagne-Est
Intercommunality Marseille Provence Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roland Giberti
Area
 • Land1 32.75 km2 (12.64 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 6,007
 • Population2 density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13042 / 13420
Dialling codes 0491
Elevation 104–1,041 m (341–3,415 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.

Gémenos (Occitan: Gèmas) is a commune located 20 kilometers east of Marseille in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,408 —    
1800 1,115 −20.8%
1806 1,229 +10.2%
1821 1,447 +17.7%
1831 1,832 +26.6%
1836 1,835 +0.2%
1841 1,802 −1.8%
1846 1,809 +0.4%
1851 1,861 +2.9%
1856 1,815 −2.5%
1861 1,752 −3.5%
1866 1,660 −5.3%
1872 1,486 −10.5%
1876 1,534 +3.2%
1881 1,564 +2.0%
1886 1,554 −0.6%
1891 1,468 −5.5%
1896 1,498 +2.0%
1901 1,555 +3.8%
1906 1,510 −2.9%
1911 1,444 −4.4%
1921 1,520 +5.3%
1926 1,430 −5.9%
1931 1,437 +0.5%
1936 1,547 +7.7%
1946 2,008 +29.8%
1954 2,194 +9.3%
1962 2,597 +18.4%
1968 2,807 +8.1%
1975 3,029 +7.9%
1982 4,548 +50.1%
1990 5,025 +10.5%
1999 5,481 +9.1%
2008 6,007 +9.6%

History[edit]

A property abstract belonging to Wilhem, Count of Marseilles, dating back to February 9th 934, noted for the first time the existence of a castrum named Geminas at the entry of the Saint Pons valley.

In 1204, the bishop of Marseilles Rainier founded the Cistercian abbey of Saint Pons.

Around the 15th century, Geminas was deserted.

In 1563 the Marquis d'Albertas Nicolas and his brother Gaspard, both of Italian origin, acquired the demesne of Gémenos, leading to the development of Gémenos as it is known today.

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