Rousset, Bouches-du-Rhône

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Rousset
The church of Rousset
The church of Rousset
Coat of arms of Rousset
Coat of arms
Rousset is located in France
Rousset
Rousset
Coordinates: 43°28′52″N 5°37′19″E / 43.481°N 5.622°E / 43.481; 5.622Coordinates: 43°28′52″N 5°37′19″E / 43.481°N 5.622°E / 43.481; 5.622
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Aix-en-Provence
Canton Trets
Intercommunality Pays d'Aix
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Canal
Area1 19.50 km2 (7.53 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,290
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 13087 / 13790
Elevation 196–480 m (643–1,575 ft)
(avg. 224 m or 735 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.

Rousset is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France close to Aix-en-Provence.

History[edit]

Although Rousset can be traced back to the Romans, the first written mention comes in a 1050 document, under the name of "Rosselun" or "roscetum rosetum".[1] In the Middle Ages, a castle as well as a church and chapels were built, as dwellings increased.[1]

In the 9th century, Rousset belonged to Saint-Victor[disambiguation needed],[1] then by 1143 the Knights Templar took over,[1] followed by the Knights of Malta in 1307.[1] In the 15th century, it belonged to Guillaume de Littera (1371-1452).[2]

Under the French Revolution, the castle was destroyed.[1]

The church was built in 1861.[1]

It is now home to Atmel and STMicroelectronics.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 436 —    
1800 560 +28.4%
1806 573 +2.3%
1821 672 +17.3%
1831 874 +30.1%
1836 711 −18.6%
1841 827 +16.3%
1846 805 −2.7%
1851 808 +0.4%
1856 895 +10.8%
1861 981 +9.6%
1866 991 +1.0%
1872 1,109 +11.9%
1876 853 −23.1%
1881 777 −8.9%
1886 730 −6.0%
1891 693 −5.1%
1896 684 −1.3%
1901 668 −2.3%
1906 683 +2.2%
1911 713 +4.4%
1921 862 +20.9%
1926 705 −18.2%
1931 721 +2.3%
1936 701 −2.8%
1946 763 +8.8%
1954 736 −3.5%
1962 845 +14.8%
1968 1,191 +40.9%
1975 1,559 +30.9%
1982 2,078 +33.3%
1990 2,942 +41.6%
1999 3,617 +22.9%
2008 4,290 +18.6%

Twin towns[edit]

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