Roquevaire

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Roquevaire
L'Huveaune à Roquevaire-12.JPG
Coat of arms of Roquevaire
Coat of arms
Roquevaire is located in France
Roquevaire
Roquevaire
Coordinates: 43°21′00″N 5°36′19″E / 43.35°N 5.6053°E / 43.35; 5.6053Coordinates: 43°21′00″N 5°36′19″E / 43.35°N 5.6053°E / 43.35; 5.6053
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Marseille
Canton Roquevaire
Intercommunality Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Etoile
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Mesnard
Area
 • Land1 23.83 km2 (9.20 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 8,429
 • Population2 density 350/km2 (920/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13086 / 13360
Dialling codes 0491
Elevation 134–732 m (440–2,402 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

Roquevaire (Occitan: Ròcavaira) is a commune in the Huveaune valley between Aubagne and Auriol in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. Its inhabitants are called Roquevairois.

The communes of Lascours, Pont de l'etoile and Pont de Joux are also attached to Roquevaire. The main attraction is the organ in the St Vincent Church which is the largest organ in France. The town features an international organ festival in September.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 3,065 —    
1800 2,711 −11.5%
1806 2,813 +3.8%
1821 2,842 +1.0%
1831 3,218 +13.2%
1836 3,120 −3.0%
1841 3,143 +0.7%
1846 3,130 −0.4%
1851 3,180 +1.6%
1856 3,175 −0.2%
1861 3,465 +9.1%
1866 3,635 +4.9%
1872 3,499 −3.7%
1876 3,558 +1.7%
1881 3,350 −5.8%
1886 3,436 +2.6%
1891 3,115 −9.3%
1896 3,012 −3.3%
1901 2,973 −1.3%
1906 3,110 +4.6%
1911 2,969 −4.5%
1921 2,600 −12.4%
1926 2,645 +1.7%
1931 2,613 −1.2%
1936 2,608 −0.2%
1946 2,521 −3.3%
1954 3,080 +22.2%
1962 3,408 +10.6%
1968 3,854 +13.1%
1975 5,042 +30.8%
1982 5,619 +11.4%
1990 7,061 +25.7%
1999 7,853 +11.2%
2008 8,429 +7.3%

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