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Chapel of Notre Dame de Pitié
Chapel of Notre Dame de Pitié
Coat of arms of Marignane
Coat of arms
Marignane is located in France
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Marignane is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Coordinates: 43°25?18?N 5°14?03?E / 43.4217°N 5.2342°E / 43.4217; 5.2342Coordinates: 43°25?18?N 5°14?03?E / 43.4217°N 5.2342°E / 43.4217; 5.2342
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Istres
Canton Marignane
Intercommunality Aix-Marseille-Provence
 o Mayor (2008–2014) Eric Le Dissès
Area1 23.16 km2 (8.94 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 33,909
 o Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 13054 /13700
Elevation 0-100 m (0-328 ft)
(avg. 15 m or 49 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Marignane is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.


It is a component of the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis, and the largest suburb of the city of Marseille. It is located to the northwest of Marseille.


In the 15th century the Count of Provence owned the land,[1] and from 1603 to the French Revolution it belonged to the Covets.[1] In the 17th century the Covets refurbished the castle.[1]

Three chapels and one convent were built in the 17th and 18th century: Notre-Dame de Pitié (1635), Saint-Nicolas (1695), Sainte-Anne (1710, now demolished), and Couvent des Minimes (1695).[1]



From 1995 to 2008, the mayor has been Daniel Simonpieri, former member of the Front National and of the MNR. Since 2008, the mayor is Eric Le Dissés.


Public secondary schools:

Private schools:



The Marseille Provence Airport is located in Marignane.


Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the Franco-German NHI NH90 and Tiger military helicopters, has its head office on the grounds of Marseille Provence Airport in Marignane.[5]

Twin cities

Marignane is twinned with:

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Ville de Marignane
  2. ^ Home. Collège Georges Brassens. Retrieved on September 5, 2016.
  3. ^ Home. Lycée Maurice Genevoix. Retrieved on September 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Home. Institution Saint Louis Sainte Marie. Retrieved on September 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Legal Notice and Disclaimer Archived 2011-06-29 at the Wayback Machine.." Eurocopter. Retrieved on 8 December 2010. "[...]whose registered Office is located Aéroport International Marseille-Provence - 13725 Marignane Cedex - France"

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