Miramas

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Miramas
The chapel of Saint Julien, situated in the old cemetery
The chapel of Saint Julien, situated in the old cemetery
Coat of arms of Miramas
Location of Miramas
Miramas is located in France
Miramas
Miramas
Miramas is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Miramas
Miramas
Coordinates: 43°34′56″N 5°00′07″E / 43.5822°N 5.0019°E / 43.5822; 5.0019Coordinates: 43°34′56″N 5°00′07″E / 43.5822°N 5.0019°E / 43.5822; 5.0019
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
ArrondissementIstres
CantonSalon-de-Provence-2
IntercommunalityAix-Marseille-Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Frédéric Vigouroux[1]
Area
1
25.74 km2 (9.94 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
26,428
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13063 /13140
Elevation0–125 m (0–410 ft)
(avg. 49 m or 161 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Miramas (French pronunciation: ​[miʁamas]; Occitan: Miramàs) is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southern France. It is the second-largest commune in metropolitan Ouest-Provence and is located at the north end of the Étang de Berre lagoon, adjacent to and northeast of the city of Istres. Miramas station has rail connections to Marseille, Avignon, Martigues and Arles.

Circuit of Miramas[edit]

P1280035 - BMW Autodrome de Miramas.JPG

The Circuit of Miramas is located within 2 km of the town. In 1926 it hosted the French Grand Prix which was won by Frenchman Jules Goux driving a Bugatti T39A. Goux, the son of the superintendent at the Peugeot factory, had earlier became famous for winning the 1913 Indianapolis 500 while reportedly consuming four bottles of champagne during the course of the race. Goux had been the first foreign winner at Indianapolis.

Today the racetrack is owned by BMW and used as a vehicle test track.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 416—    
1800 376−1.43%
1806 391+0.65%
1821 489+1.50%
1831 547+1.13%
1836 498−1.86%
1841 585+3.27%
1846 858+7.96%
1851 669−4.85%
1856 734+1.87%
1861 918+4.58%
1866 1,057+2.86%
1872 1,170+1.71%
1876 1,040−2.90%
1881 1,250+3.75%
1886 1,318+1.07%
1891 1,520+2.89%
1896 2,129+6.97%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 2,324+1.77%
1906 2,487+1.36%
1911 2,975+3.65%
1921 5,065+5.47%
1926 5,161+0.38%
1931 5,922+2.79%
1936 6,594+2.17%
1946 7,310+1.04%
1954 8,325+1.64%
1962 9,943+2.24%
1968 10,544+0.98%
1975 15,585+5.74%
1982 20,414+3.93%
1990 21,602+0.71%
1999 22,526+0.47%
2007 25,257+1.44%
2012 25,064−0.15%
2017 26,470+1.10%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]
Miramas le Vieux, Aleppo pine
Miramas le Vieux / Étang de Berre
Miramas le Vieux, Château ruins

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Miramas, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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