Fos-sur-Mer

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Fos-sur-Mer
Industrial zone
Industrial zone
Coat of arms of Fos-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Location of Fos-sur-Mer
Fos-sur-Mer is located in France
Fos-sur-Mer
Fos-sur-Mer
Fos-sur-Mer is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Fos-sur-Mer
Fos-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 43°26′25″N 4°56′55″E / 43.4403°N 4.9486°E / 43.4403; 4.9486Coordinates: 43°26′25″N 4°56′55″E / 43.4403°N 4.9486°E / 43.4403; 4.9486
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
ArrondissementIstres
CantonIstres
IntercommunalityAix-Marseille-Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Raimondi
Area
1
92.31 km2 (35.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
15,494
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13039 /13270
Elevation0–39 m (0–128 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Fos-sur-Mer (Provençal: Fòs) is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Fos-sur-Mer is situated about 50 km (31 mi) north west of Marseille, on the Mediterranean coast, and to the west of the Étang de Berre. The city has 6 km (3.7 mi) of sand beach.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793550—    
1800418−24.0%
1806579+38.5%
1821690+19.2%
1831916+32.8%
18361,498+63.5%
18411,862+24.3%
18461,938+4.1%
18511,984+2.4%
18562,130+7.4%
18612,218+4.1%
18661,170−47.2%
18721,170+0.0%
18761,040−11.1%
18811,140+9.6%
18861,146+0.5%
18911,464+27.7%
18961,473+0.6%
19011,393−5.4%
1906996−28.5%
19111,114+11.8%
19211,223+9.8%
19261,350+10.4%
19311,531+13.4%
19361,543+0.8%
19461,645+6.6%
19542,349+42.8%
19622,898+23.4%
19682,869−1.0%
19756,709+133.8%
19829,031+34.6%
199011,605+28.5%
199913,925+20.0%
200815,448+10.9%
201215,859+2.7%

Economy[edit]

Fos is the site of a major port development operated by the Autonomous Port of Marseille. The facilities include container handling terminals and a gas (methane) terminal. The waterside location of the industrial zone is attractive to heavy industry including steel. The steel group ArcelorMittal has its Sollac Méditerranée plant here. The presence of the steel, chemistry and oil industries means that pollution levels are high.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.