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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.

Martigues (Occitan: Lo Martegue in classical norm, Lou Martegue in Mistralian norm) is a commune northwest of Marseille. It is part of the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the eastern end of the Canal de Caronte.

A direct translation from the Martigues Tourisme[1] website reveals the following about Martigues:

Nicknamed the "Provençale Venice", Martigues is a point of passage between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Martigues (now Etang de Berre), close to the Côte d'Azur. The charm of its canals, its docks and bridges made it "The Venice of Provence". Martigues possesses also its cooperative winery "La Venise provençale": Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, rosé, red and white wines, fruit juices and natural oils in the region. Main varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Clairette.

History

Martigues was founded by Ramon Berenguer IV, count of Provence in 1232 on the likely site of the Roman camp Maritima Avaticorum.

Administration

Gaby Charroux is the current deputy Mayor of the City of Martigues.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 6,695 —    
1800 6,869 +2.6%
1806 6,888 +0.3%
1821 7,255 +5.3%
1831 7,438 +2.5%
1836 7,299 −1.9%
1841 7,772 +6.5%
1846 7,873 +1.3%
1851 8,640 +9.7%
1856 8,099 −6.3%
1861 8,433 +4.1%
1866 8,011 −5.0%
1872 8,053 +0.5%
1876 6,963 −13.5%
1881 6,483 −6.9%
1886 6,494 +0.2%
1891 5,918 −8.9%
1896 5,659 −4.4%
1901 6,280 +11.0%
1906 5,734 −8.7%
1911 7,450 +29.9%
1921 6,304 −15.4%
1926 8,876 +40.8%
1931 9,394 +5.8%
1936 10,489 +11.7%
1946 11,295 +7.7%
1954 15,150 +34.1%
1962 21,515 +42.0%
1968 27,945 +29.9%
1975 26,477 −5.3%
1982 42,037 +58.8%
1990 42,678 +1.5%
1999 43,497 +1.9%
2008 46,471 +6.8%
2011 47,614 +2.5%

Transport

The Gare de Martigues railway station is served by regional trains between Miramas and Marseille.

People

See also

References

  1. ^ Martigues-Tourisme Official Website Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine., page of direct translation, quoting Martigue as "The Venice of Provence"

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