Banner o Bouches-du-Rhône
Coat o airms o Bouches-du-Rhône
Coat o airms
Location of Bouches-du-Rhône in Fraunce
Location of Bouches-du-Rhône in Fraunce
Kintra France
Region Provence-Alpes-
Côte d'Azur
Prefectur Marseille
Subprefecturs Aix-en-Provence
 •  Preses o the General Cooncil Jean-Noël Guérini ( PS)
Area 1
 • Total 5,087 km2 (1,964 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Tot 1,958,926
 • Rank 3rd
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET ( UTC+1)
 • Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2)
Depairtment number 13
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 57
Communes 119
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lakes, ponds, an glaciers lairger than 1 km2
Istres, fowert lairgest toun o Bouches-du-Rhône (40,000 inhabitants)
Guardian hoose in Camargue
Castle o Tarascon
Arles Amphitheatre

Bouches-du-Rhône ( Occitan: Bocas de Ròse, lit. "Mooths o the Rhône") is a depairtment in the sooth o Fraunce named efter the mooth o the Rhône River.


History o the department

Bouches-du-Rhône is ane o the oreeginal 83 depairtments creatit durin the French Revolution on 4 Mairch 1790. It wis creatit frae the wastren pairt o the umwhile province o Provence an the principalities o Orange, Martigues, an Lambesc. It lost pairt o its territory in 1793, includin Orange an Apt, when the Vaucluse depairtment wis creatit.

Follaein its creation, the depairtment wis immediately strangly an actively supportive o the French Revolution, containin 90 "Jacobin Clubs" by 1794. [1] It wis an aa noteworthy that mair than 50% o the priests in the depairtment acceptit the Ceevil Constitution o the Clergy which in effect subordinatit the kirk tae the govrenment. [2] Durin the ascendancy o the Communist Pairty in the twintiet century election results indicatit that support for left-wing politics remained relatively strang in the depairtment, an especially in the northren suburbs o Marseille.

History o the aurie

The history o the aurie is closely linked tae that o Provence. Marseille haes been an important harbor syne afore Julius Caesar's conquest o Gaul. The Roman presence haes left numerous monuments athort the depairtment.

Other Languages
aragonés: Bocas d'o Roine
العربية: بوش دو رون
беларуская: Буш-дзю-Рон
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Буш-дзю-Рон
български: Буш дю Рон
Чӑвашла: Буш-дю-Рон
فارسی: بوش-دو-رون
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Bouches-du-Rhône-sén
עברית: שפך הרון
Հայերեն: Բուշ դյու Ռոն
Bahasa Indonesia: Bouches-du-Rhône
ქართული: ბუშ-დიუ-რონი
қазақша: Буш-дю-Рон
한국어: 부슈뒤론 주
lietuvių: Ronos delta
latviešu: Bušdirona
Bahasa Melayu: Bouches-du-Rhône
Plattdüütsch: Bouches-du-Rhône
Nederlands: Bouches-du-Rhône
norsk nynorsk: Bouches-du-Rhône
Kapampangan: Bouches-du-Rhône
polski: Delta Rodanu
português: Bocas do Ródano
русский: Буш-дю-Рон
davvisámegiella: Bouches-du-Rhône
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Bouches-du-Rhône
Simple English: Bouches-du-Rhône
slovenčina: Bouches-du-Rhône
slovenščina: Bouches-du-Rhône
српски / srpski: Ушће Роне
українська: Буш-дю-Рон
Tiếng Việt: Bouches-du-Rhône
Bân-lâm-gú: Bouches-du-Rhône
粵語: 隆河河口