Istres

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Istres
The old town centre
The old town centre
Coat of arms of Istres
Coat of arms
Location of Istres
Istres is located in France
Istres
Istres
Istres is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Istres
Istres
Coordinates: 43°18′19″N 4°35′32″E / 43.3054°N 4.5922°E / 43.3054; 4.5922Coordinates: 43°18′19″N 4°35′32″E / 43.3054°N 4.5922°E / 43.3054; 4.5922
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
Area
1
113.73 km2 (43.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
42,944
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13047 /13800
Elevation0–120 m (0–394 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Istres is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in the south of France. About 45,000 people live there.

La fête des bergers (The shepherds' festival) is held at the end of November and beginning of December.