Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

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Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
The 18th century Saint Louis tower
The 18th century Saint Louis tower
Coat of arms of Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
Coat of arms
Location of Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône is located in France
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
Coordinates: 43°23′15″N 4°48′14″E / 43.3875°N 4.804°E / 43.3875; 4.804Coordinates: 43°23′15″N 4°48′14″E / 43.3875°N 4.804°E / 43.3875; 4.804
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
ArrondissementIstres
CantonArles
IntercommunalityAix-Marseille-Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marc Charrier
Area
1
73.38 km2 (28.33 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
8,605
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13078 /13230
Elevation0–3 m (0.0–9.8 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

History[edit]

The commune was created in 1904 from Arles and Fos-sur-Mer on which its history is dependent. The Saint-Louis channel was dug in 1871. The parish was established in 1886.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19062,388—    
19112,702+13.1%
19213,682+36.3%
19264,174+13.4%
19314,284+2.6%
19364,448+3.8%
19463,982−10.5%
19544,923+23.6%
19626,278+27.5%
19688,285+32.0%
197510,393+25.4%
198210,378−0.1%
19908,624−16.9%
19998,123−5.8%
20088,535+5.1%

Features[edit]

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône is an industrial town and port annex of Marseille at the mouth of the Rhône River, and includes many parks, large avenues and large farmhouses known as camarguais.

The town has three popular beaches: Napoleon beach, Olga beach, and Carteau beach.

There are many marshes and cultivated plans nearby, and vast salt-water marshes of the Camargue swamp.

Local wildlife includes herds of wild horses and pink flamingos being in the marshes.

Industry[edit]

The Camargue produces primarily salt and mineral oil. There are also petrochemical factories and grain mills.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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