Senez

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Senez
Cabanon à Senez.jpg
Coat of arms of Senez
Coat of arms
Senez is located in France
Senez
Senez
Coordinates: 43°54′52″N 6°24′28″E / 43.9144°N 6.4078°E / 43.9144; 6.4078Coordinates: 43°54′52″N 6°24′28″E / 43.9144°N 6.4078°E / 43.9144; 6.4078
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Arrondissement Digne-les-Bains
Canton Barrême
Intercommunality Moyen Verdon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Durand
Area1 70.27 km2 (27.13 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 186
 • Density 2.6/km2 (6.9/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 04204 / 04330
Elevation 748–1,720 m (2,454–5,643 ft)
(avg. 780 m or 2,560 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.

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

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

Marcellus I, the first known bishop of Senez, attended the Council of Agde in 506; nevertheless, Senez must have been an episcopal city as early as 439.

Jean IV Soanen, the Oratorian, noted for his opposition to the Bull "Unigenitus", was Bishop of Senez from 1696 until the time of his deposition in 1727.

By the Concordat of 1801, the diocese of Digne was made to include the two departments of the Hautes-Alpes and Basses Alpes, in addition to the former diocese of Digne, the archdiocese of Embrun, the dioceses of Gap, Sisteron and Senez, a very considerable part of the diocese of Glandèves and diocese of Riez, and fourteen parishes in the Archdiocese of Aix and the Diocese of Apt.

In 1822 Gap was made an episcopal see and, thus divested of the department of the Hautes Alpes, the present diocese of Digne covers the territory formerly included in the dioceses of Digne, Senez, Glandèves, Riez, and Sisteron.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1765 673 —    
1793 765 +13.7%
1800 768 +0.4%
1806 750 −2.3%
1821 787 +4.9%
1831 913 +16.0%
1836 856 −6.2%
1841 860 +0.5%
1846 887 +3.1%
1851 872 −1.7%
1856 857 −1.7%
1861 800 −6.7%
1866 750 −6.2%
1872 675 −10.0%
1876 606 −10.2%
1881 575 −5.1%
1886 552 −4.0%
1891 525 −4.9%
1896 488 −7.0%
1901 472 −3.3%
1906 459 −2.8%
1911 427 −7.0%
1921 352 −17.6%
1926 301 −14.5%
1931 274 −9.0%
1936 256 −6.6%
1946 230 −10.2%
1954 198 −13.9%
1962 172 −13.1%
1968 174 +1.2%
1975 134 −23.0%
1982 153 +14.2%
1990 121 −20.9%
1999 145 +19.8%
2008 186 +28.3%

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