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by Philippe-Pierre Darras
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Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Traditional provinces: Provence
Bordering departments: Gard, Var, Vaucluse
Area: 5,087 km2
Population (1995): 1,797,000 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Istres
Subdivisions: 4 arrondissements, 47 cantons, 119 communes.
The department is named after the mouth (bouches) of the river Rhône (812 km, 522 of them in France), tributary of Mediterranean Sea.