Le Caire

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Le Caire
Commune
Coat of arms of Le Caire
Coat of arms
Le Caire is located in France
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
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Arrondissement Forcalquier
Canton Seyne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marc Roncin
Area1 17.63 km2 (6.81 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 68
 • Density 3.9/km2 (10.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 04037 /04250
Elevation 743–1,559 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
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
Year Pop. ±%
1765 253 —    
1793 253 +0.0%
1800 238 −5.9%
1806 251 +5.5%
1821 278 +10.8%
1831 244 −12.2%
1836 260 +6.6%
1841 239 −8.1%
1846 227 −5.0%
1851 241 +6.2%
1856 170 −29.5%
1861 177 +4.1%
1866 200 +13.0%
1872 198 −1.0%
1876 202 +2.0%
1881 179 −11.4%
1886 173 −3.4%
1891 153 −11.6%
1896 148 −3.3%
1901 143 −3.4%
1906 146 +2.1%
1911 148 +1.4%
1921 93 −37.2%
1926 106 +14.0%
1931 87 −17.9%
1936 82 −5.7%
1946 73 −11.0%
1954 137 +87.7%
1962 65 −52.6%
1968 68 +4.6%
1975 69 +1.5%
1982 72 +4.3%
1990 85 +18.1%
1999 76 −10.6%
2008 68 −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.[1]

Also, the town's old lime plaster mill was declared an historic monument in 1996.[2]

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