Braux, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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Braux
The church in Braux
The church in Braux
Coat of arms of Braux
Coat of arms
Location of Braux
Braux is located in France
Braux
Braux
Braux is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Braux
Braux
Coordinates: 43°59′12″N 6°42′03″E / 43.9867°N 6.7008°E / 43.9867; 6.7008Coordinates: 43°59′12″N 6°42′03″E / 43.9867°N 6.7008°E / 43.9867; 6.7008
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
ArrondissementCastellane
CantonCastellane
IntercommunalityTerres de Lumière
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Grac
Area
1
11.67 km2 (4.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
123
 • Density11/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
04032 /04240
Elevation639–1,600 m (2,096–5,249 ft)
(avg. 950 m or 3,120 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

The village is located at 950m of altitude, at the end of a road, in the valley of Coulomp.[2] The road leading to it continues along a semi-tarred trail to the hamlet of Chabrières.

The adjoining communities of Braux are Le Fugeret, Castellet-lès-Sausses, Saint-Benoît and Annot.

Bois du Fa to the north of the village.

Geology[edit]

The village is set on a local resurgence of sandstone dating from the Oligocene (the same as Ann ot) in the middle of marl and limestone of the Jurassic and the Eocene.

Relief[edit]

  • Crest of Clos Martin (1,522 m and 1,607 m);
  • Rock of Pelloussis (1,340 m)

Environment[edit]

The commune counts 639 ha of woods and forests.[3]

Natural and technological hazards[edit]

None of the 200 municipalities in the department is in a zero seismic risk zone. The canton of Annot to which Braux belongs is in zone 1b (low risk) according to the deterministic classification of 1991, based on historical earthquakes, and zone 4 (medium risk) according to the probabilistic classification EC8 of 2011. The municipality of Braux is also exposed to three other natural hazards:

  • Forest fire,
  • flood,
  • Land movement: the municipality is almost entirely concerned by an average to high risk.

The commune of Braux is not exposed to any of the risks of technological origin identified by the prefecture.

No plan for risk prevention foreseeable natural (PPR) exists for the municipality and DICRIM are not.

The most sensitive earthquake in the commune is that of February 23, 1887, with a macro-seismic intensity of VII on the scale MSK and Imperia-Bussana for epicenter.[4] Among the recent landslides and landslides, the most important ones are those of 1978 and 5 November 1994. One of 1994 concerns an area of 13 hectares on a thickness of 6 m, below the Rocher des Meules (Ravine de la Lauriere ), which had won several farms.[5]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17651,023—    
1793470−54.1%
1800402−14.5%
1806385−4.2%
1821458+19.0%
1831454−0.9%
1836495+9.0%
1841528+6.7%
1846538+1.9%
1851578+7.4%
1856540−6.6%
1861540+0.0%
1866554+2.6%
1872560+1.1%
1876553−1.2%
1881544−1.6%
1886510−6.2%
1891482−5.5%
1896461−4.4%
1901457−0.9%
1906454−0.7%
1911425−6.4%
1921415−2.4%
1926390−6.0%
1931377−3.3%
1936375−0.5%
1946332−11.5%
1954289−13.0%
1962248−14.2%
1968206−16.9%
1975153−25.7%
1982160+4.6%
1990133−16.9%
1999118−11.3%
2008131+11.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Alpes-de-Haute-Provence : histoire, géographie, nature, arts. Impr. Dumas). Deslogis-Lacoste. 1989. ISBN 2739950047. OCLC 463411021.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "France, le trésor des régions". tresordesregions.mgm.fr. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  4. ^ "SisFrance/Commune". www.sisfrance.net. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  5. ^ L., Ph. (25 February 2014). L'État doit aider les maires face au péril. La Provence. p. 2.