Arrondissement of Istres

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Arrondissement of Istres
Arrondissement of France
Istres in Bouches-du-Rhône
Istres in Bouches-du-Rhône
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Communes 18
Subprefecture Istres
INSEE code 134
Area
 • Total 599.3 km2 (231.4 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 312,489
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Istres is an arrondissement of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Its capital is the city of Istres.

History[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Istres was created in 1981.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Istres is in the south of the Bouches-du-Rhône department. It is bordered to the north and east by the Aix-en-Provence arrondissement, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea and to the west by the Arles arrondissement.

The arrondissement of Istres is the smallest arrondissement of the department in area, 599.3 km2 (231.4 sq mi); it has a population of 312,489 inhabitants.

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[2] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

There are 6 cantons in the arrondissement of Istres and 3 of them do not have all their communes in the arrondissement:

  1. Berre-l'Étang (1306) (partly)
  2. Istres (1310)
  3. Marignane (1311)
  4. Martigues (1324)
  5. Salon-de-Provence-2 (1327) (partly)
  6. Vitrolles (1329) (partly)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Istres has 18 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[3]

  1. Berre-l'Étang (13014)
  2. Carry-le-Rouet (13021)
  3. Châteauneuf-les-Martigues (13026)
  4. Ensuès-la-Redonne (13033)
  5. Fos-sur-Mer (13039)
  6. Gignac-la-Nerthe (13043)
  7. Istres (13047)
  8. Le Rove (13088)
  9. Marignane (13054)
  10. Martigues (13056)
  11. Miramas (13063)
  12. Port-de-Bouc (13077)
  13. Rognac (13081)
  14. Saint-Chamas (13092)
  15. Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts (13098)
  16. Saint-Victoret (13102)
  17. Sausset-les-Pins (13104)
  18. Vitrolles (13117)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[4]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
13056 Martigues 48,870 Martigues Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
13047 Istres 43,463 Istres Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
13117 Vitrolles 34,236 Vitrolles Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
13054 Marignane 21,481 Marignane Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
13063 Miramas 25,583 Salon-de-Provence-2 Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
13077 Port-de-Bouc 17,366 Martigues Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
13039 Fos-sur-Mer 15,857 Istres Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
13026 Châteauneuf-les-Martigues 14,146 Marignane Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
13014 Berre-l'Étang 13,689 Berre-l'Étang Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
13081 Rognac 6,338 Berre-l'Étang Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique des Bouches-du-Rhône". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  2. "Décret n° 2014-271 du 27 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département des Bouches-du-Rhône" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  3. "Arrondissement d'Istres (134)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  4. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 

Coordinates: 43°31′00″N 4°59′00″E / 43.5167°N 4.9833°E / 43.5167; 4.9833