L'Escale

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L'Escale
Commune
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
L'Escale is located in France
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
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Arrondissement Forcalquier
Canton Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
Intercommunality Moyenne Durance
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Fiaert
Area1 20.36 km2 (7.86 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,255
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 04079 /04160
Elevation 408–1,081 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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 being completed in 1963.[1] With a height of 30ms it retains 15.70 hm³ of water.[1] It is 126 metres long with a road carriageway along which runs the Route Napoleon.[1] There is attached to the dam a power station whose three units produce a total of 170,000 KWs of electricity.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1765 581 —    
1793 633 +9.0%
1800 715 +13.0%
1806 603 −15.7%
1821 606 +0.5%
1831 651 +7.4%
1836 621 −4.6%
1841 617 −0.6%
1846 591 −4.2%
1851 574 −2.9%
1856 540 −5.9%
1861 532 −1.5%
1866 560 +5.3%
1872 504 −10.0%
1876 540 +7.1%
1881 510 −5.6%
1886 479 −6.1%
1891 469 −2.1%
1896 423 −9.8%
1901 448 +5.9%
1906 400 −10.7%
1911 408 +2.0%
1921 365 −10.5%
1926 404 +10.7%
1931 381 −5.7%
1936 374 −1.8%
1946 360 −3.7%
1954 416 +15.6%
1962 722 +73.6%
1968 570 −21.1%
1975 722 +26.7%
1982 948 +31.3%
1990 1,100 +16.0%
1999 1,166 +6.0%
2008 1,255 +7.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Janberg, Nicolas Janberg. "L'Escale Dam (L'Escale/Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, 1963) | Structurae". Structurae. Nicolas Janberg. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  2. ^ 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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