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for the village in New Caledonia see Miramas, Maré

Miramas is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. It is the second-largest commune in metropolitan Ouest-Provence and is located at the north end of the Étang de Berre lagoon, adjacent to and northeast of the city of Istres.

Miramas
The chapel of Saint Julien, situated in the old cemetery
The chapel of Saint Julien, situated in the old cemetery
Coat of arms of Miramas
Coat of arms
Location of Miramas
Miramas is located in France
Miramas
Miramas
Miramas is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Miramas
Miramas
Coordinates: 43°34′56″N 5°00′07″E / 43.5822°N 5.0019°E / 43.5822; 5.0019Coordinates: 43°34′56″N 5°00′07″E / 43.5822°N 5.0019°E / 43.5822; 5.0019
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
ArrondissementIstres
CantonSalon-de-Provence-2
IntercommunalityAix-Marseille-Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Frédéric Vigouroux
Area
1
25.74 km2 (9.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
26,217
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13063 /13140
Elevation0–125 m (0–410 ft)
(avg. 49 m or 161 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Circuit of MiramasEdit

The Circuit of Miramas is located within 2 km of the town. In 1926 it hosted the French Grand Prix which was won by Frenchman Jules Goux driving a Bugatti T39A. Goux, the son of the superintendent at the Peugeot factory, had earlier became famous for winning the 1913 Indianapolis 500 while reportedly consuming four bottles of champagne during the course of the race. Goux had been the first foreign winner at Indianapolis.

Today the racetrack is owned by BMW and used as a vehicle test track.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1793416—    
1800376−9.6%
1806391+4.0%
1821489+25.1%
1831547+11.9%
1836498−9.0%
1841585+17.5%
1846858+46.7%
1851669−22.0%
1856734+9.7%
1861918+25.1%
18661,057+15.1%
18721,170+10.7%
18761,040−11.1%
18811,250+20.2%
18861,318+5.4%
18911,520+15.3%
18962,129+40.1%
19012,324+9.2%
19062,487+7.0%
19112,975+19.6%
19215,065+70.3%
19265,161+1.9%
19315,922+14.7%
19366,594+11.3%
19467,310+10.9%
19548,325+13.9%
19629,943+19.4%
196810,544+6.0%
197515,585+47.8%
198220,414+31.0%
199021,602+5.8%
199922,526+4.3%
200825,632+13.8%
 
Miramas le Vieux, Pin d'Alep
 
Miramas le Vieux / Étang de Berre
 
Miramas le Vieux, Vestiges du Château

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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