Le Caire

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Le Caire
Coat of arms of Le Caire
Coat of arms
Location of Le Caire
Le Caire is located in France
Le Caire
Le Caire
Le Caire is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Le Caire
Le Caire
Coordinates: 44°22′13″N 6°03′38″E / 44.3703°N 6.0606°E / 44.3703; 6.0606Coordinates: 44°22′13″N 6°03′38″E / 44.3703°N 6.0606°E / 44.3703; 6.0606
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
ArrondissementForcalquier
CantonSeyne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marc Roncin
Area
1
17.63 km2 (6.81 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
70
 • Density4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
04037 /04250
Elevation743–1,559 m (2,438–5,115 ft)
(avg. 720 m or 2,360 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Le Caire is also the French name of Cairo

Le Caire is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, about 30 km north of Sisteron. The town's principal economic activity is aboriculture.

Population[edit]

Its inhabitants are called Cairois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1765253—    
1793253+0.0%
1800238−5.9%
1806251+5.5%
1821278+10.8%
1831244−12.2%
1836260+6.6%
1841239−8.1%
1846227−5.0%
1851241+6.2%
1856170−29.5%
1861177+4.1%
1866200+13.0%
1872198−1.0%
1876202+2.0%
1881179−11.4%
1886173−3.4%
1891153−11.6%
1896148−3.3%
1901143−3.4%
1906146+2.1%
1911148+1.4%
192193−37.2%
1926106+14.0%
193187−17.9%
193682−5.7%
194673−11.0%
1954137+87.7%
196265−52.6%
196868+4.6%
197569+1.5%
198272+4.3%
199085+18.1%
199976−10.6%
200868−10.5%

Tourism[edit]

The town's via ferrata, named Via ferrata de la grande fistoire, was created in 1996. In 2006, the via had been climbed by 40,000 people. It is also the nearest via ferrata to Marseille.[2]

Also, the town's old lime plaster mill was declared an historic monument in 1996.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Via ferrata la Grande Fistoir" (in French). Archived from the original on 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
  3. ^ http://www.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/merimee_fr?ACTION=CHERCHER&FIELD_1=INSEE&VALUE_1=04037