L'Escale

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L'Escale
L'Escale Lake as viewed from Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban.
L'Escale Lake as viewed from Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban.
Coat of arms of L'Escale
Coat of arms
Location of L'Escale
L'Escale is located in France
L'Escale
L'Escale
L'Escale is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
L'Escale
L'Escale
Coordinates: 44°05′10″N 6°01′25″E / 44.0861°N 6.0236°E / 44.0861; 6.0236Coordinates: 44°05′10″N 6°01′25″E / 44.0861°N 6.0236°E / 44.0861; 6.0236
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
ArrondissementDigne-les-Bains
CantonChâteau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
IntercommunalityProvence-Alpes Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Claude Fiaert
Area
1
20.36 km2 (7.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,436
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
04079 /04160
Elevation408–1,081 m (1,339–3,547 ft)
(avg. 475 m or 1,558 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

L'Escale is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. It is located on the eastern bank of the Durance opposite Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban.

Geography[edit]

L'Escale and surrounding districts

The Bléone forms the commune's southern border, then flows into the Durance, which forms the commune's western border.

L'Escale Dam[edit]

Work began on the dam in 1959, which was completed in 1963.[2] With a height of 30ms it retains 15.70 hm³ of water.[2] It is 126 metres long with a road carriageway along which runs the Route Napoleon.[2] There is attached to the dam a power station whose three units produce a total of 170,000 KWs of electricity.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20061,235—    
20071,245+0.8%
20081,255+0.8%
20091,282+2.2%
20101,311+2.3%
20111,330+1.4%
20121,349+1.4%
20131,369+1.5%
20141,384+1.1%
20151,408+1.7%
20161,399−0.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources
Citations
  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Janberg, Nicolas Janberg. "L'Escale Dam (L'Escale/Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, 1963) | Structurae". Structurae. Nicolas Janberg. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  3. ^ Plichon, J. N. (1968). Water for Peace: Volume 8 Planning and developing water programs. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 394. Retrieved 2 May 2017.

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