Saint-Victoret

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Saint-Victoret
Coat of arms of Saint-Victoret
Coat of arms
Saint-Victoret is located in France
Saint-Victoret
Saint-Victoret
Coordinates: 43°25′18″N 5°14′03″E / 43.4216°N 5.2342°E / 43.4216; 5.2342Coordinates: 43°25′18″N 5°14′03″E / 43.4216°N 5.2342°E / 43.4216; 5.2342
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Istres
Canton Marignane
Intercommunality Marseille Provence Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Piccirillo
Area
 • Land1 4.73 km2 (1.83 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 6,536
 • Population2 density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13102 / 13730
Elevation 15–120 m (49–394 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

Saint-Victoret is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. It is located northwest of Marseille.

Saint-Victoret is a small market town situated just next to Marignane, not far from the airport and just a few kilometres from the eastern shore of the Étang de Berre. If you take the secondary road D20 to Saint-Victoret, you first pass through the hamlet of Pas-des-Lanciers. Here you will find a small, lively district with a few shops and an SNCF railway station for the transport of goods and freight to the airport. In the roads parallel to the D20 there are some pretty little villas which were built before the airport.

Two kilometres beyond Pas-des-Lanciers you will come to the centre of Saint Victoret. With its new housing blocks, roundabouts planted with flowers, a media library and a cultural centre, the heart of the village is well laid out and pleasantly floral. You may feel as though you have arrived in the new village of Saint Victoret, since everything looks so recent. Nevertheless, the village makes the most of what historic heritage there is, with several chapels, churches and pretty fountains.

The history and life of Saint-Victoret are closely linked with the activities of the airport in every respect. There is one Saint-Victoret before the airport and another after the airport ... the proximity of the airport has enormous repercussions for the village. First and foremost is obviously the incessant noise of aeroplanes landing at the airport. How bearable the noise is depends on which district of Saint-Victoret you are in (some districts lie directly beneath the flight path to the landing strip).

In terms of employment, real estate and, above all, the revival of the local economy, the airport has certainly had a very real impact on Saint-Victoret... both in a positive and a negative sense. In terms of tourism, large numbers of visitors see Saint Victoret... but only from the air!

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 240 —    
1800 236 −1.7%
1806 258 +9.3%
1821 264 +2.3%
1831 264 +0.0%
1836 298 +12.9%
1841 348 +16.8%
1846 503 +44.5%
1851 442 −12.1%
1856 501 +13.3%
1861 528 +5.4%
1866 500 −5.3%
1872 470 −6.0%
1876 473 +0.6%
1881 458 −3.2%
1886 484 +5.7%
1891 493 +1.9%
1896 531 +7.7%
1901 504 −5.1%
1906 546 +8.3%
1911 543 −0.5%
1921 590 +8.7%
1926 698 +18.3%
1931 864 +23.8%
1936 1,050 +21.5%
1946 1,524 +45.1%
1954 2,532 +66.1%
1962 3,605 +42.4%
1968 4,880 +35.4%
1975 5,436 +11.4%
1982 5,571 +2.5%
1990 6,047 +8.5%
1999 6,810 +12.6%
2008 6,536 −4.0%

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