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Bouches-du-Rhône

(bo͞osh-dü-rōn), department (1990 pop. 1,759,371), in Provence, SE France. It includes the island of Camargue in the Rhône delta. MarseillesMarseilles
, Fr. Marseille, city (1990 pop. 807,726), capital of Bouches-du-Rhône dept., SE France, on the Gulf of Lions, an arm of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second largest city of France and one of its most important seaports; an underground canal (see Rove
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 is the capital.
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According to our rating case scenario, Bouches du Rhone's operating margin should average a sound 12% in 2018-2021, compared with 14.5% estimated in 2017.
According to Bouches du Rhone's investment programme, capital expenditure should average EUR450 million a year in 2018-2021 (around 18% of total expenditure), compared with an estimated EUR435.9 million in 2017 (Fitch-adjusted).
Bouches du Rhone's direct debt grew significantly in recent years to EUR790.2 million at end-2017 (34.7 % of estimated current revenue), from EUR267.4 million at end-2012 (12.5%).
According to Bouches du Rhone's investment programme, capital expenditure should average EUR450 million a year in 2017-2020 (around 18% of total expenditure), compared with an estimated EUR436.5 million in 2016 (Fitch-adjusted).
Bouches du Rhone's direct debt grew significantly in recent years to EUR721.5 million at end-2016 (32.2% of current revenue), from EUR267.4 million at end-2012 (12.5%).