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Gémenos (Occitan: Gèmas) is a commune located 20 kilometers east of Marseille in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.

Gémenos
Saint-Pons Park
Saint-Pons Park
Coat of arms of Gémenos
Coat of arms
Location of Gémenos
Gémenos is located in France
Gémenos
Gémenos
Gémenos is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Gémenos
Gémenos
Coordinates: 43°17′46″N 5°37′37″E / 43.2961°N 5.6269°E / 43.2961; 5.6269Coordinates: 43°17′46″N 5°37′37″E / 43.2961°N 5.6269°E / 43.2961; 5.6269
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
ArrondissementMarseille
CantonLa Ciotat
IntercommunalityAix-Marseille-Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roland Giberti
Area
1
32.75 km2 (12.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,578
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13042 /13420
Dialling codes0442
Elevation104–1,041 m (341–3,415 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
17931,408—    
18001,115−20.8%
18061,229+10.2%
18211,447+17.7%
18311,832+26.6%
18361,835+0.2%
18411,802−1.8%
18461,809+0.4%
18511,861+2.9%
18561,815−2.5%
18611,752−3.5%
18661,660−5.3%
18721,486−10.5%
18761,534+3.2%
18811,564+2.0%
18861,554−0.6%
18911,468−5.5%
18961,498+2.0%
19011,555+3.8%
19061,510−2.9%
19111,444−4.4%
19211,520+5.3%
19261,430−5.9%
19311,437+0.5%
19361,547+7.7%
19462,008+29.8%
19542,194+9.3%
19622,597+18.4%
19682,807+8.1%
19753,029+7.9%
19824,548+50.1%
19905,025+10.5%
19995,481+9.1%
20086,007+9.6%
20096,037+0.5%
20126,165+2.1%

HistoryEdit

A property abstract belonging to Wilhem, Count of Marseilles, dating back to February 9 934, noted for the first time the existence of a castrum named Geminas at the entry of the Saint Pons valley.

In 1204, the bishop of Marseilles Rainier founded the Cistercian abbey of Saint Pons.

Around the 15th century, Geminas was deserted.

In 1563 the Marquis d'Albertas Nicolas and his brother Gaspard, both of Italian origin, acquired the demesne of Gémenos, leading to the development of Gémenos as it is known today.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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