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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence
The coat of arms of Aix-en-Provence
Administration
Full nameAix-en-Provence
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhne
ArrondissementAix-en-Provence
IntercommunalityPays d'Aix
MayorMaryse Joissains-Masini (UMP) (2008 2014)
Statistics
Elevation567.6 ft (173 m)
Land Area71.8 sq mi (186.08 km2)
Total Population142743 (2008)
- Density1986.8/sq mi (767.1/km2)
Postal code13100 or 13090
INSEE13001

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Aix (-frɛks, medieval Occitan Aics), or Aix-en-Provence (Provençal Occitan: Ais de Provença in classical norm, or Ais de Prouvènço in Mistralian norm, both pronounced -ocˈajs de pʀuˈvɛⁿsɔ) to distinguish it from other cities built over hot springs, is a city-commune in southern France, some 30 km (18.6 mi) north of Marseille. It is in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, in the département of Bouches-du-Rhône, of which it is a subprefecture. The population of Aix is approximately 143,000. Its inhabitants are called Aixois or, less commonly, Aquisextains.


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