Place:Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Bouches-du-Rhône, France

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NameSaintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
Alt namesLes Saintes-Mariessource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003) accessed 16 July 2003
Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mersource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003) accessed 16 July 2003; Shaver-Crandell and Gerson, Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela (1995) p 325
Saintes-Mariessource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003) accessed 16 July 2003
TypeCommune
Coordinates43.45°N 4.433°E
Located inBouches-du-Rhône, France
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (lit. "Saint Marys of the Sea", Provençal Occitan Lei Santei Marias de la Mar) is the capital of the Camargue (Provençal Occitan Camarga) in the south of France. It is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department by the Mediterranean Sea. Population: 2,478 (50,000+ during the summer holidays). It has the second-largest area of all communes in Metropolitan France, smaller only than that of neighbouring Arles.

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