Mont-Dauphin

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Mont-Dauphin
Fort
Fort
Coat of arms of Mont-Dauphin
Coat of arms
Mont-Dauphin is located in France
Mont-Dauphin
Mont-Dauphin
Coordinates: 44°40′12″N 6°37′28″E / 44.67°N 6.6244°E / 44.67; 6.6244Coordinates: 44°40′12″N 6°37′28″E / 44.67°N 6.6244°E / 44.67; 6.6244
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Briançon
Canton Guillestre
Intercommunality Guillestre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilbert Fioletta
Area
 • Land1 0.58 km2 (0.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 142
 • Population2 density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 05082 / 05600
Elevation 898–1,035 m (2,946–3,396 ft)
(avg. 1,050 m or 3,440 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.

Mont-Dauphin is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.

At the confluence of Durance and Guil rivers, overlooking the impressive canyon of the latter flowing down from Queyras valley, Mont-Dauphin is one of the many places fortified by Vauban in the second half of the 17th century.

In 2008, the place forte of Mont-Dauphin, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the "Fortifications of Vauban" group.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 365 —    
1800 219 −40.0%
1806 327 +49.3%
1821 307 −6.1%
1831 378 +23.1%
1836 394 +4.2%
1841 669 +69.8%
1846 589 −12.0%
1851 474 −19.5%
1856 835 +76.2%
1861 657 −21.3%
1866 518 −21.2%
1872 493 −4.8%
1876 355 −28.0%
1881 398 +12.1%
1886 510 +28.1%
1891 788 +54.5%
1896 617 −21.7%
1901 706 +14.4%
1906 810 +14.7%
1911 745 −8.0%
1921 127 −83.0%
1926 162 +27.6%
1931 129 −20.4%
1936 169 +31.0%
1946 114 −32.5%
1954 505 +343.0%
1962 142 −71.9%
1968 59 −58.5%
1975 67 +13.6%
1982 83 +23.9%
1990 73 −12.0%
1999 87 +19.2%
2008 142 +63.2%

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