Abriès

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Abriès
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Abriès
Coat of arms
Abriès is located in France
Abriès
Abriès
Coordinates: 44°47′46″N 6°55′40″E / 44.7961°N 6.9278°E / 44.7961; 6.9278Coordinates: 44°47′46″N 6°55′40″E / 44.7961°N 6.9278°E / 44.7961; 6.9278
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Briançon
Canton Aiguilles
Intercommunality Queyras
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joëlle Ocana
Area1 77 km2 (30 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 372
 • Density 4.8/km2 (13/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 05001 / 05460
Elevation 1,513–3,305 m (4,964–10,843 ft)
(avg. 1,547 m or 5,075 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.

Abriès is a French commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.

It belongs to the Queyras Regional Park. It is located in the valley of the Guil and is appreciated for its position along long and medium distance footpaths in a rural and preserved environment. It also hosts a small ski resort.

Geography[edit]

The elevation of Abriès is between 1,513 and 3,305 meters, and before the second half of the 20th century, it was difficult to access because of its location in the end of the Guil valley. It has always has been a path between Italy and the southern Alps in France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,511 —    
1800 1,935 +28.1%
1806 2,078 +7.4%
1821 1,803 −13.2%
1831 1,838 +1.9%
1836 1,829 −0.5%
1841 1,626 −11.1%
1846 1,726 +6.2%
1851 1,512 −12.4%
1856 1,528 +1.1%
1861 1,346 −11.9%
1866 1,202 −10.7%
1872 1,204 +0.2%
1876 1,125 −6.6%
1881 910 −19.1%
1886 841 −7.6%
1891 748 −11.1%
1896 696 −7.0%
1901 654 −6.0%
1906 668 +2.1%
1911 627 −6.1%
1921 511 −18.5%
1926 406 −20.5%
1931 414 +2.0%
1936 370 −10.6%
1946 275 −25.7%
1954 264 −4.0%
1962 205 −22.3%
1968 195 −4.9%
1975 207 +6.2%
1982 271 +30.9%
1990 297 +9.6%
1999 354 +19.2%
2008 372 +5.1%

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