Carry-le-Rouet

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Carry-le-Rouet
Port in Carry-le-Rouet
Port in Carry-le-Rouet
Coat of arms of Carry-le-Rouet
Coat of arms
Location of Carry-le-Rouet
Carry-le-Rouet is located in France
Carry-le-Rouet
Carry-le-Rouet
Carry-le-Rouet is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Carry-le-Rouet
Carry-le-Rouet
Coordinates: 43°19′59″N 5°09′10″E / 43.3331°N 5.1528°E / 43.3331; 5.1528Coordinates: 43°19′59″N 5°09′10″E / 43.3331°N 5.1528°E / 43.3331; 5.1528
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
ArrondissementIstres
CantonMarignane
IntercommunalityAix-Marseille-Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Pene
Area
1
10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population
(2009)2
6,331
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13021 /13620
Elevation0–178 m (0–584 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 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.

Carry-le-Rouet (Occitan: Carri lo Roet) is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

Carry-le-Rouet is a seaside resort located 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of Marseille by highway A55, then route D5, set at the foot of pine-covered hills.

From December to February every year is held the famous "oursinades", a tasting of sea urchins and various shellfish which are ultra fresh, plentiful, and delicious. Many connoisseurs take part in this festival.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793290—    
1800245−15.5%
1806268+9.4%
1821363+35.4%
1831356−1.9%
1836465+30.6%
1841503+8.2%
1846507+0.8%
1851502−1.0%
1856470−6.4%
1861499+6.2%
1866477−4.4%
1872567+18.9%
1876537−5.3%
1881547+1.9%
1886499−8.8%
1891561+12.4%
1896582+3.7%
1901531−8.8%
1906564+6.2%
19111,339+137.4%
1921565−57.8%
1926265−53.1%
1931353+33.2%
1936410+16.1%
1946646+57.6%
19541,069+65.5%
19621,739+62.7%
19682,353+35.3%
19753,304+40.4%
19824,570+38.3%
19905,224+14.3%
19996,016+15.2%
20086,331+5.2%

Personalities[edit]

  • Comic actor Fernandel, who built his family's house above the beach in the 1930s.
  • The singer Nina Simone, who lived out the last years of her life in Carry-le-Rouet and died at her home in 2003.

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