Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban

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Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
Coat of arms
Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban is located in France
Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
Coordinates: 44°05′39″N 6°00′33″E / 44.0942°N 6.0092°E / 44.0942; 6.0092Coordinates: 44°05′39″N 6°00′33″E / 44.0942°N 6.0092°E / 44.0942; 6.0092
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Arrondissement Forcalquier
Canton Volonne
Intercommunality Moyenne Durance
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Martellini
Area1 18.34 km2 (7.08 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,270
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 04049 / 04160
Elevation 403–742 m (1,322–2,434 ft)
(avg. 440 m or 1,440 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.

Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban is a commune in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in southeastern France.

History[edit]

Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban is on the Route Napoléon, the route taken by Napoléon in 1815 on his return from Elba.

Geography[edit]

Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban and surrounding districts

Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban is on the River Durance.

Population[edit]

Its inhabitants are referred to as Jarlandins.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 5,785 —    
1968 6,532 +12.9%
1975 6,240 −4.5%
1982 5,576 −10.6%
1990 5,109 −8.4%
1999 4,970 −2.7%
2008 5,270 +6.0%

Sights[edit]

Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban has one of the French pacifist monuments to the dead, which reads: "war is a crime".

The airfield is "Le Centre National de Vol à Voile", the French national centre for the sport of gliding.

Education[edit]

A campus of the École nationale de l'aviation civile is located in the commune[1] · .[2]

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