Manosque

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Manosque
Manosque seen from the Mont d'Or
Manosque seen from the Mont d'Or
Coat of arms of Manosque
Coat of arms
Location of Manosque
Manosque is located in France
Manosque
Manosque
Manosque is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Manosque
Manosque
Coordinates: 43°50′03″N 5°47′02″E / 43.8342°N 5.7839°E / 43.8342; 5.7839Coordinates: 43°50′03″N 5°47′02″E / 43.8342°N 5.7839°E / 43.8342; 5.7839
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
ArrondissementForcalquier
CantonManosque-1, 2 and 3
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Jeanmet-Péralta
Area
1
56.73 km2 (21.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
22,333
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
04112 /04100
Elevation279–730 m (915–2,395 ft)
(avg. 330 m or 1,080 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Manosque (Provençal Occitan: Manòsca in classical norm or Manosco in Mistralian norm) is the largest town and commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. However, it is not the préfecture (capital) of the department, which resides in the smaller town of Digne-les-Bains. Manosque is located at the far eastern end of the Luberon near the Durance river.

History[edit]

Manosque has existed since before 966 when it is first mentioned historically.[citation needed] Commerce thrived in the town in the 13th century leading the population to increase to 10,000 inhabitants.[citation needed] It was at this time that the city walls were constructed. The walls have been completely destroyed apart from a few remaining gates. The population suffered greatly starting in the 18th century due to plagues in 1720 and 1834.[citation needed] Between 1950 and 1970 the town saw a huge increase in population along with other areas south of the Luberon. A threefold increase in inhabitants occurred.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17164,370—    
17605,860+34.1%
17654,370−25.4%
17934,726+8.1%
18005,360+13.4%
18065,570+3.9%
18215,544−0.5%
18315,543−0.0%
18364,995−9.9%
18415,311+6.3%
18465,684+7.0%
18515,073−10.7%
18565,897+16.2%
18615,936+0.7%
18665,919−0.3%
18726,124+3.5%
18766,136+0.2%
18815,775−5.9%
18865,450−5.6%
18915,572+2.2%
18965,265−5.5%
19015,098−3.2%
19065,017−1.6%
19114,853−3.3%
19215,036+3.8%
19264,989−0.9%
19314,661−6.6%
19365,635+20.9%
19466,734+19.5%
19547,750+15.1%
196210,080+30.1%
196816,281+61.5%
197519,150+17.6%
198218,760−2.0%
199019,107+1.8%
199919,603+2.6%
200822,270+13.6%
201222,099−0.8%

Personalities[edit]

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Manosque is twinned with:[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Baratier, Duby & Hildesheimer, Atlas historique. Provence, Comtat Venaissin, principauté d’Orange, comté de Nice, principauté de Monaco, Paris, Librairie Armand Colin, 1969. p148
  3. ^ G. Vapereau, Dictionnaire universel des contemporains : contenant toutes les personnes notables de la France et des pays étrangers [...], 4th édition, Paris, 1870, pp207-208
  4. ^ "Le jumelage". ville-manosque.fr (in French). Manosque. Retrieved 2019-12-22.

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