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Bouches-du-Rhône

Bouches-du-Rhône is a French département. Located in the south of France, it was formerly part of the province of Provence.

Bouches-du-Rhône
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur
Number 13
Préfecture Marseille
Sous-préfectures Aix en Provence, Arles, Istres[?]
Area
 - Total
 - % water

5,255 km²
xx%
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density

1,835,719
349/km²

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History

Marseille has been a harbor since classical times.

Geography

The Bouches-du-Rhône département is surrounded by the Gard (west), Vaucluse (north), and Var (east) départements, and by the Mediterranean Sea (south).

Other significant cities include: Fos sur Mer[?], La Ciotat[?], Martigues[?]

Rivers include:

  • the Rhône, which marks the border with the Gard département.

See also: Communes of the Bouches-du-Rhône département

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Touristic highlights include:

Historically, Provençal[?], a form of the Occitan language, was spoken in the area.

Miscellaneous topics

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