Banon, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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Banon
The village of Banon
The village of Banon
Coat of arms of Banon
Coat of arms
Banon is located in France
Banon
Banon
Coordinates: 44°02′20″N 5°37′43″E / 44.0389°N 5.6286°E / 44.0389; 5.6286Coordinates: 44°02′20″N 5°37′43″E / 44.0389°N 5.6286°E / 44.0389; 5.6286
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Arrondissement Forcalquier
Canton Banon
Intercommunality Pays de Banon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Cyrille Prache
Area
 • Land1 39.81 km2 (15.37 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,074
 • Population2 density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 04018 / 04150
Elevation 540–1,093 m (1,772–3,586 ft)
(avg. 760 m or 2,490 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.

Banon is a commune in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in southeastern France.

Geography[edit]

The village is situated on the Albion plateau, between the Mont Ventoux and the Lure Mountain. Surrounded by hills with fields of lavender and cereal, the town has become famous for the pungent goat's cheese banon that is bought wrapped in chestnut leaves.

The river Calavon has its source in the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1765 848 —    
1793 1,004 +18.4%
1800 945 −5.9%
1806 1,163 +23.1%
1821 1,272 +9.4%
1831 1,337 +5.1%
1836 1,316 −1.6%
1841 1,373 +4.3%
1846 1,352 −1.5%
1851 1,307 −3.3%
1856 1,266 −3.1%
1861 1,260 −0.5%
1866 1,172 −7.0%
1872 1,163 −0.8%
1876 1,234 +6.1%
1881 1,206 −2.3%
1886 1,159 −3.9%
1891 1,083 −6.6%
1896 1,039 −4.1%
1901 1,018 −2.0%
1906 1,017 −0.1%
1911 1,005 −1.2%
1921 879 −12.5%
1926 783 −10.9%
1931 746 −4.7%
1936 735 −1.5%
1946 737 +0.3%
1954 676 −8.3%
1962 664 −1.8%
1968 767 +15.5%
1975 850 +10.8%
1982 973 +14.5%
1990 940 −3.4%
1999 878 −6.6%
2008 1,074 +22.3%

Its inhabitants known as Banonais.

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