Place:Bouches-du-Rhône, France

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NameBouches-du-Rhône
Alt namesBouches-du-Rhonesource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Bouches-du-Rhônesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeDépartement
Coordinates43.5°N 7°E
Located inFrance
Also located inProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France    
Contained Places
Arrondissement
Aix-en-Provence
Arles
Marseille
Commune
Aubagne
Boulbon
Carry-le-Rouet
Cassis
Châteaurenard
Eygalières
Eyguières
Fontvieille
Istres
La Ciotat
Lamanon
Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade
Les Baux-de-Provence
Maillane
Marignane
Martigues
Mas-Blanc-des-Alpilles
Mouriès
Rousset
Saint-Martin-de-Crau
Saint-Paul-lès-Durance
Saint-Pierre-de-Mézoargues
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Saint-Étienne-du-Grès
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
Salon-de-Provence
Tarascon
Velaux
Vitrolles
General region
Camargue
Crau
Inhabited place
Albaron
Allauch
Auriol
Barbentane
Berre-l'Etang
Carnoux-en-Provence
Carro
Châteauneuf
Ciotat
Eguilles
Entressen
Fos-sur-Mer
Fuveau
Gardanne
Gignac-la-Nerthe
Gémenos
Istres-et-Bury
Jouques
L'Estaque
La Couronne
La Madrague
La Penne-sur-Huveaune
La Pomme
La Roque d'Anthéron
Lambesc
Lavéra
Mallemort
Mas-Thibert
Maussane-les Alpilles
Mazargues
Meyrargues
Miramas
Mollégès
Montmajour
Noves
Orgon
Peyrolles-en-Provence
Plan-d'Orgon
Pont-Royal
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
Port-de-Bouc
Puyloubier
Pélissanne
Rognac
Roquevaire
Saint Cannat
Saint Chamas
Saint-Hippolyte
Saint-Jean-de-Garguier
Saint-Mitre
Saint-Victoret
Salin-de-Giraud
Sausset-les-Pins
Simiane-Collongue
Sénas
Trets
Vauvenargues
Unknown
Alleins
Aureille
Aurons
Beaurecueil
Belcodène
Bouc-Bel-Air
Cabannes
Cabriès
Cadolive
Ceyreste
Charleval
Châteauneuf-le-Rouge
Cornillon-Confoux
Cuges-les-Pins
Eyragues
Grans
Graveson
Gréasque
La Barben
La Bouilladisse
La Destrousse
La Fare-les-Oliviers
Lançon-Provence
Le Rove
Le Tholonet
Les Milles
Les Pennes-Mirabeau
Meyreuil
Mimet
Mézoargues
Paradou
Peynier
Peypin
Rognes
Rognonas
Roquefort-la-Bédoule
Saint-Andiol
Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon
Saint-Estève-Janson
Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde
Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts
Saint-Savournin
Septèmes-les-Vallons
Trinquetaille
Venelles
Ventabren
Vernègues
Verquières
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bouches-du-Rhône (; Occitan: Bocas de Ròse, lit. "Mouths of the Rhône") is a department in the south of France named after the mouth of the Rhône River. It is the most populous department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Its INSEE and postal code is 13. Inhabitants are referred to as bucco-rhodaniens.

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History

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History of the department

Bouches-du-Rhône is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from the western part of the former province of Provence and the principalities of Orange, Martigues, and Lambesc. It lost part of its territory in 1793, including Orange and Apt, when the Vaucluse department was created.

Following its creation, the department was immediately strongly and actively supportive of the French Revolution, containing 90 by 1794. It was also noteworthy that more than 50% of the priests in the department accepted the Civil Constitution of the Clergy which in effect subordinated the church to the government. During the ascendancy of the Communist Party in the twentieth century election results indicated that support for left-wing politics remained relatively strong in the department, and especially in the northern suburbs of Marseille.

History of the area

The history of the area is closely linked to that of Provence. Marseille has been an important harbor since before Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul. The Roman presence has left numerous monuments across the department. Notable people born in the area include Romantic painter Camille Roqueplan and his brother journalist and theater director Nestor Roqueplan.

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