Mézel

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Mézel
Commune
The main road in the village of Mézel
The main road in the village of Mézel
Coat of arms of Mézel
Coat of arms
Mézel is located in France
Mézel
Mézel
Coordinates: 43°59′51″N 6°11′48″E / 43.9975°N 6.1967°E / 43.9975; 6.1967Coordinates: 43°59′51″N 6°11′48″E / 43.9975°N 6.1967°E / 43.9975; 6.1967
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Arrondissement Digne-les-Bains
Canton Riez
Intercommunality Trois Vallées
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Suzor
Area1 21.36 km2 (8.25 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 660
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 04121 /04270
Elevation 537–971 m (1,762–3,186 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The village lies on the right bank of the Asse, which forms all of the communes eastern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1765 656 —    
1793 792 +20.7%
1800 709 −10.5%
1806 738 +4.1%
1821 819 +11.0%
1831 855 +4.4%
1836 903 +5.6%
1841 985 +9.1%
1846 963 −2.2%
1851 869 −9.8%
1856 811 −6.7%
1861 805 −0.7%
1866 806 +0.1%
1872 772 −4.2%
1876 774 +0.3%
1881 794 +2.6%
1886 929 +17.0%
1891 841 −9.5%
1896 695 −17.4%
1901 651 −6.3%
1906 649 −0.3%
1911 626 −3.5%
1921 516 −17.6%
1926 519 +0.6%
1931 525 +1.2%
1936 515 −1.9%
1946 404 −21.6%
1954 368 −8.9%
1962 363 −1.4%
1968 346 −4.7%
1975 326 −5.8%
1982 335 +2.8%
1990 423 +26.3%
1999 536 +26.7%
2008 660 +23.1%

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