Saint-Paul-lès-Durance

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Saint-Paul-lès-Durance
The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Paul-lès-Durance
Coat of arms
Saint-Paul-lès-Durance is located in France
Saint-Paul-lès-Durance
Saint-Paul-lès-Durance
Coordinates: 43°41′16″N 5°42′30″E / 43.6878°N 5.7083°E / 43.6878; 5.7083Coordinates: 43°41′16″N 5°42′30″E / 43.6878°N 5.7083°E / 43.6878; 5.7083
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Aix-en-Provence
Canton Peyrolles-en-Provence
Intercommunality Pays d'Aix
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roger Pizot
Area1 45.81 km2 (17.69 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 973
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 13099 / 13115
Elevation 230–519 m (755–1,703 ft)
(avg. 254 m or 833 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.

Saint-Paul-lès-Durance is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in Provence, southern France.

The Cadarache research center for nuclear energy is located in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance and next to it the international nuclear fusion research and engineering megaproject ITER.

The town was established in the 10th century[1] and has around 1,000 inhabitants, a school, a church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Aix, a 15th century château, and a little shopping center.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 525 —    
1800 488 −7.0%
1806 470 −3.7%
1821 430 −8.5%
1831 512 +19.1%
1836 584 +14.1%
1841 565 −3.3%
1846 540 −4.4%
1851 527 −2.4%
1856 542 +2.8%
1861 540 −0.4%
1866 467 −13.5%
1872 453 −3.0%
1876 419 −7.5%
1881 382 −8.8%
1886 394 +3.1%
1891 339 −14.0%
1896 342 +0.9%
1901 295 −13.7%
1906 273 −7.5%
1911 266 −2.6%
1921 231 −13.2%
1926 244 +5.6%
1931 226 −7.4%
1936 274 +21.2%
1946 288 +5.1%
1954 260 −9.7%
1962 866 +233.1%
1968 503 −41.9%
1975 463 −8.0%
1982 461 −0.4%
1990 643 +39.5%
1999 789 +22.7%
2008 973 +23.3%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel Mouton, "Les fortifications de terre de la Provence médiévale : l’exemple du bassin de la Durance moyenne", Bastides, bories, hameaux. L’habitat dispersé en Provence, Actes des 2e journées d’histoire régionale de Mouans-Sartoux, 15 et 16 mars 1985, Mouans-Sartoux, Centre régional de documentation occitane, 1986, p. 118

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