La Barben

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La Barben
Château de La Barben
Château de La Barben
Coat of arms of La Barben
Coat of arms
La Barben is located in France
La Barben
La Barben
Coordinates: 43°37′51″N 5°10′38″E / 43.6308°N 5.1772°E / 43.6308; 5.1772Coordinates: 43°37′51″N 5°10′38″E / 43.6308°N 5.1772°E / 43.6308; 5.1772
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Aix-en-Provence
Canton Pélissanne
Intercommunality Salon-Étang de Berre-Durance
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christophe Amalric
Area
 • Land1 22.85 km2 (8.82 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 703
 • Population2 density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13009 / 13330
Elevation 87–204 m (285–669 ft)
(avg. 114 m or 374 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.

La Barben is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France. Its residents are called Barbenais by other French residents.

The town is perhaps best known for its castle and its zoo.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 316 —    
1800 496 +57.0%
1806 383 −22.8%
1821 385 +0.5%
1831 330 −14.3%
1836 304 −7.9%
1841 325 +6.9%
1846 359 +10.5%
1851 348 −3.1%
1856 324 −6.9%
1861 316 −2.5%
1866 329 +4.1%
1872 294 −10.6%
1876 310 +5.4%
1881 306 −1.3%
1886 311 +1.6%
1891 275 −11.6%
1896 269 −2.2%
1901 283 +5.2%
1906 282 −0.4%
1911 231 −18.1%
1921 212 −8.2%
1926 192 −9.4%
1931 192 +0.0%
1936 196 +2.1%
1946 207 +5.6%
1954 224 +8.2%
1962 259 +15.6%
1968 315 +21.6%
1975 350 +11.1%
1982 420 +20.0%
1990 500 +19.0%
1999 555 +11.0%
2008 703 +26.7%

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