Istres, Bouches-du-Rhône Département, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Geography : Location | Sport | Facilities

🇫🇷 Istres is a commune in southern France, some 60 km (38 mi) north-west of Marseille. It is in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which it is a subprefecture.

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Geography: Location Istres is adjacent to the Étang de Berre lagoon (the largest in Europe) and the Étang de l'Olivier lagoon. It is located some 60 km (38 mi) north-west of Marseille, 20 km (13 mi) south-west of Salon-de-Provence, 10 km (6 mi) north of Martigues and 45 km (28 mi) south-east of Arles. Istres is also adjacent to the plaine de la Crau and the Camargue national park.

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Sport The city has numerous sports facilities and exactly 102 clubs. Each year, a race is organized around the Étang de l'Olivier. Many runners participate. The town's main football club is FC Istres.

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Facilities Istres is the home of the Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (BA 125). This air base was one of three utilized by NASA as a contingency landing site for the Space Shuttle in the case of a Transoceanic Abort Landing. Istres shared this responsibility with Zaragoza, Spain and Moron, Spain.

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Istres has a population of over 43,411 people. Istres also forms the centre of the wider Istres Arrondissement which has a population of over 327,971 people. It is also a part of the larger Bouches-du-Rhône Département.

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Antipodal to Istres is: -175.011,-43.515

Locations Near: Istres 4.9895,43.5151

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🇫🇷 Marseille 5.365,43.299 d: 38.7  

🇫🇷 Aix-en-Provence 5.446,43.526 d: 36.8  

🇫🇷 Avignon 4.806,43.949 d: 50.5  

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🇫🇷 Apt 5.397,43.877 d: 51.9  

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🇫🇷 Nyons 5.14,44.36 d: 94.8  

🇫🇷 La Seyne-sur-Mer 5.883,43.095 d: 86.1  

Antipodal to: Istres -175.011,-43.515

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