Éguilles

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Éguilles
Town hall of Éguilles
Town hall of Éguilles
Coat of arms of Éguilles
Coat of arms
Location of Éguilles
Éguilles is located in France
Éguilles
Éguilles
Éguilles is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Éguilles
Éguilles
Coordinates: 43°34′10″N 5°21′17″E / 43.5694°N 5.3547°E / 43.5694; 5.3547Coordinates: 43°34′10″N 5°21′17″E / 43.5694°N 5.3547°E / 43.5694; 5.3547
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
ArrondissementAix-en-Provence
CantonPélissanne
IntercommunalityAix-Marseille-Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Robert Dagorne
Area
1
34.07 km2 (13.15 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
7,604
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13032 /13510
Elevation140–315 m (459–1,033 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 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.

Éguilles (French pronunciation: ​[eɡɥij]; Occitan: Agulha [aˈɣyʎɔ, aˈɡyjɔ])[1] is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France. It is halfway between Saint-Cannat and Aix-en-Provence.

History[edit]

Tracks of an early settlement dating back to the 3rd century BC have been found. However, it appears that in 124BC those tracks were destroyed.[2]

In the 16th century, there were attacks from Aix-en-Provence and Les Baux-de-Provence, and the Castle was destroyed.[2] In 1790 there were 180 inhabitants, mostly shepherds.[2]

In the 19th century many inhabitants left owing to the Industrial Revolution.[2] By 1936 there were only 730 inhabitants.[2]

Population[edit]

Climate[edit]

The table below shows temperature and precipitation levels for 1971-2000 :

Month J F M A M J J A S O N D Year
Maximum Temperatures (°C) 11,2 12,6 15,3 17,7 22,2 26,1 29,5 29,2 25,3 20,3 14,7 12,0 19,7
Average Temperatures (°C) 7,1 8,3 10,7 13,1 17,4 21,1 24,1 24,0 20,4 16,0 10,8 8,1 15.1
Minimum Temperatures (°C) 3,0 3,9 6,0 8,5 12,6 16,0 18,7 18,7 15,5 11,6 6,8 4,1 10,5
Precipitation (hauteur en mm) 54 44 40 58 41 25 13 31 61 85 51 52 554,5
Source: Météo France / Station de Marignane

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The most probable Occitan name is Agulha but, according to other sources, it may be Aguilha.
  2. ^ a b c d e Eguilles Village France Provence Bouches du Rhone 13

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