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Aramon, Gard

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Coordinates: 43°53′31″N 4°40′54″E / 43.8919°N 4.6816°E / 43.8919; 4.6816Coordinates: 43°53′31″N 4°40′54″E / 43.8919°N 4.6816°E / 43.8919; 4.6816{{#coordinates:43.8919|4.6816|type:city(3808)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Languedoc-Roussillon</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Gard</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Nîmes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Aramon</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Pont du Gard</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Michel Pronesti</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 31.16 km2 (12.03 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2008)2</th><td> 3,808</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 120/km2 (320/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 30012 / 30390</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Aramon is a commune in the Gard department in southern France near of Avignon.

Population

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Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,454—    
19681,826+25.6%
19751,951+6.8%
19823,027+55.2%
19903,344+10.5%
19993,773+12.8%
20083,808+0.9%

Personalities

It was the birthplace of Henri Pitot (1695–1771), hydraulic engineer and the inventor of the Pitot tube.

Economy

At Aramon, there is a thermal power station consisting of 2 units a 700 MW. The chimney of the facility is 252 metres high, the highest in Europe.

See also

References

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