Arles facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts


2360.Blick vom Ufer der Rhone auf Arles-Provence.JPG
Coat of arms of Arles
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Elevation 0–57 m (0–187 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 ft*)
Land area1 758.93 km2 (293.02 sq mi)
Population2 52,439  (2012)
 - Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13004/ 13200
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.

Coordinates: 43°24′13″N 4°22′26″E / 43.4036°N 4.374°E / 43.4036; 4.374

Arles Place de la République
Place de la République

Arles is a city in the south of France. It was BUILT in the 6th century BC by the Greeks. Today about 50,000 people live there. In the 1880s, the famous painters, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin lived there. Vincent van Gogh painted his famous Sunflowers in Arles.

The city is at the heart of the Camargue. Not many people live in this region, so there is a lot of free land around Arles. Because of this, Arles is the city in France to have the largest area (nearly 760 square kilometres).

Images for kids

Arles Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.