Saint-Paul-lès-Durance

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Saint-Paul-lès-Durance
Commune
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
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Saint-Paul-lès-Durance is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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 Trets
Intercommunality Aix-Marseille-Provence
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 (also spelled Saint-Paul-lez-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
YearPop.±%
1793525—    
1800488−7.0%
1806470−3.7%
1821430−8.5%
1831512+19.1%
1836584+14.1%
1841565−3.3%
1846540−4.4%
1851527−2.4%
1856542+2.8%
1861540−0.4%
1866467−13.5%
1872453−3.0%
1876419−7.5%
1881382−8.8%
1886394+3.1%
1891339−14.0%
1896342+0.9%
1901295−13.7%
1906273−7.5%
1911266−2.6%
1921231−13.2%
1926244+5.6%
1931226−7.4%
1936274+21.2%
1946288+5.1%
1954260−9.7%
1962866+233.1%
1968503−41.9%
1975463−8.0%
1982461−0.4%
1990643+39.5%
1999789+22.7%
2008973+23.3%

See also[edit]

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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