Arles

Arles
Subprefecture and commune
Aerial view of Arles
Aerial view of Arles
Coat of arms of Arles
Coat of arms
Arles is located in France
Arles
Arles
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Arles is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Arles
Arles
Coordinates: 43°40′36″N 4°37′40″E / 43°40′36″N 4°37′40″E / 43.67670; 4.6278
Elevation0–57 m (0–187 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Arles (French pronunciation: ​[aʁl]; Provençal Arle [ˈaʀle] in both classical and Mistralian norms; Arelate in Classical Latin) is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which it is a subprefecture, in the former province of Provence.

A large part of the Camargue is located on the territory of the commune, making it the largest commune in Metropolitan France in terms of territory (though Maripasoula, French Guiana, is much larger). The city has a long history, and was of considerable importance in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis. The Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981. The Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh lived in Arles from 1888 to 1889 and produced over 300 paintings and drawings during his time there. An international photography festival has been held in the city since 1970.

Geography

The river Rhône forks into two branches just upstream of Arles, forming the Camargue delta. Because the Camargue is for a large part administratively part of Arles, the commune as a whole is the largest commune in Metropolitan France in terms of territory, although its population is only slightly more than 50,000. Its area is 758.93 km2 (293.02 sq mi), which is more than seven times the area of Paris.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Arles
العربية: آرل
aragonés: Arlet
azərbaycanca: Arl
تۆرکجه: آرل
беларуская: Арль
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Арль
български: Арл
brezhoneg: Arle
català: Arle
Cebuano: Arles
čeština: Arles
Cymraeg: Arles
dansk: Arles
Deutsch: Arles
eesti: Arles
Ελληνικά: Αρλ
español: Arlés
Esperanto: Arles
euskara: Arles
فارسی: آرل
français: Arles
galego: Arles
한국어: 아를
հայերեն: Առլ
hrvatski: Arles
Ilokano: Arles
Bahasa Indonesia: Arles
Ирон: Арль
italiano: Arles
עברית: ארל
Kapampangan: Arles
ქართული: არლი
Kiswahili: Arles
لۊری شومالی: ارل
Latina: Arelate
latviešu: Arla
lietuvių: Arlis
lumbaart: Arles
magyar: Arles
македонски: Арл
Malagasy: Arles
مازِرونی: ارل
Bahasa Melayu: Arles
Nederlands: Arles
日本語: アルル
norsk: Arles
norsk nynorsk: Arles
occitan: Arle
Piemontèis: Arles
polski: Arles
português: Arles
română: Arles
русский: Арль
Scots: Arles
shqip: Arles
sicilianu: Arles
Simple English: Arles
slovenčina: Arles
slovenščina: Arles
српски / srpski: Арл
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Arles
suomi: Arles
svenska: Arles
татарча/tatarça: Арль
Türkçe: Arles
українська: Арль
vèneto: Arles
Tiếng Việt: Arles
Volapük: Arles
Winaray: Arles
粵語: 阿勒
中文: 阿爾勒