Ventabren

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Ventabren
Commune
Roquefavour Aqueduct
Coat of arms of Ventabren
Coat of arms
Ventabren is located in France
Ventabren
Ventabren
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Ventabren is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Ventabren
Ventabren
Coordinates: 43°32′17″N 5°17′35″E / 43.538°N 5.2931°E / 43.538; 5.2931Coordinates: 43°32′17″N 5°17′35″E / 43.538°N 5.2931°E / 43.538; 5.2931
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Aix-en-Provence
Canton Berre-l'Étang
Intercommunality Aix-Marseille-Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Filippi
Area1 28.5 km2 (11.0 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,766
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 13114 /13122
Elevation 59–286 m (194–938 ft)
(avg. 238 m or 781 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.

Ventabren is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

Location[edit]

It is close to Aix-en-Provence, and only 6 km (3.7 mi) away from Coudoux and Velaux.

History[edit]

The villages dates back to 920-940 AD, when Guillaume I, Count of Provence, had a castle built there.

In 1851 the village comprised 327 houses. Six years later, a railway was built.

The 393 m long Roquefavour Aqueduct, located on the territory of the commune, was built from 1842 to 1847 to convey water from the Durance to Marseille, as part of the Canal de Marseille.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,678—    
1800960−42.8%
18061,301+35.5%
18211,408+8.2%
18311,357−3.6%
18361,309−3.5%
18411,600+22.2%
18461,844+15.3%
18511,245−32.5%
18561,290+3.6%
18611,301+0.9%
18661,151−11.5%
18721,130−1.8%
18761,121−0.8%
18811,075−4.1%
18861,015−5.6%
18911,019+0.4%
18961,011−0.8%
1901985−2.6%
1906988+0.3%
1911889−10.0%
1921951+7.0%
1926896−5.8%
1931832−7.1%
1936787−5.4%
1946889+13.0%
1954509−42.7%
1962603+18.5%
1968934+54.9%
19751,537+64.6%
19822,717+76.8%
19903,742+37.7%
19994,549+21.6%
20084,766+4.8%

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