Ventabren

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Ventabren
Aqueduc de Roquefavour
Aqueduc de Roquefavour
Coat of arms of Ventabren
Coat of arms
Ventabren is located in France
Ventabren
Ventabren
Coordinates: 43°32′17″N 5°17′35″E / 43.538°N 5.2931°E / 43.538; 5.2931Coordinates: 43°32′17″N 5°17′35″E / 43.538°N 5.2931°E / 43.538; 5.2931
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Aix-en-Provence
Canton Pélissanne
Intercommunality Pays d'Aix
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Filippi
Area
 • Land1 28.5 km2 (11.0 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 4,766
 • Population2 density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13114 / 13122
Elevation 59–286 m (194–938 ft)
(avg. 238 m or 781 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.

Ventabren is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

Location[edit]

It is close to Aix-en-Provence, and only 6 km (3.7 mi) away from Coudoux and Velaux.

History[edit]

The villages dates back to 920-940 AD, when Guillaume I, Count of Provence, had a castle built there.

In 1851 the village comprised 327 houses. Six years later, a railway was built.

The 393 m long Roquefavour Aqueduct, located on the territory of the commune, was built from 1842 to 1847 to convey water from the Durance to Marseille, as part of the Canal de Marseille.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,678 —    
1800 960 −42.8%
1806 1,301 +35.5%
1821 1,408 +8.2%
1831 1,357 −3.6%
1836 1,309 −3.5%
1841 1,600 +22.2%
1846 1,844 +15.3%
1851 1,245 −32.5%
1856 1,290 +3.6%
1861 1,301 +0.9%
1866 1,151 −11.5%
1872 1,130 −1.8%
1876 1,121 −0.8%
1881 1,075 −4.1%
1886 1,015 −5.6%
1891 1,019 +0.4%
1896 1,011 −0.8%
1901 985 −2.6%
1906 988 +0.3%
1911 889 −10.0%
1921 951 +7.0%
1926 896 −5.8%
1931 832 −7.1%
1936 787 −5.4%
1946 889 +13.0%
1954 509 −42.7%
1962 603 +18.5%
1968 934 +54.9%
1975 1,537 +64.6%
1982 2,717 +76.8%
1990 3,742 +37.7%
1999 4,549 +21.6%
2008 4,766 +4.8%

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