Mirabeau, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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Mirabeau
Commune
A general view of the village of Mirabeau
A general view of the village of Mirabeau
Coat of arms of Mirabeau
Coat of arms
Mirabeau is located in France
Mirabeau
Mirabeau
Coordinates: 44°03′49″N 6°05′27″E / 44.0636°N 6.0908°E / 44.0636; 6.0908Coordinates: 44°03′49″N 6°05′27″E / 44.0636°N 6.0908°E / 44.0636; 6.0908
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Arrondissement Digne-les-Bains
Canton Digne-les-Bains-2
Intercommunality Duyes et Bléone
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Carel
Area1 18.22 km2 (7.03 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 461
 • Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 04122 /04510
Elevation 437–1,053 m (1,434–3,455 ft)
(avg. 650 m or 2,130 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The Bléone forms the commune's southern border.

Natural and technological risks[edit]

None of the department's 200 communes is in an area of zero seismic risk. The canton that Mirabeau belongs to, Digne-les-Bains-Ouest, is in zone 1b (weak seismicity), according to the deterministic classification of 1991, based on historical earthquakes, and in zone 4 (medium risk) according to the probabilistic classification EC8 of 2011. The commune of Mirabeau is exposed to three other natural hazards: . forest fire . flood (in the valleys of Les Duyes and La Bléone) . ground movement: the commune is very concerned with this medium-to-high risk.

In addition, the commune of Mirabeau is exposed to a risk arising from technology, namely the transport of dangerous materials by rail, road and pipeline. For the railway, the line from Saint-Auban to Digne across the commune is no longer in use. For roads, National Route 85 can be used for the transport of dangerous goods. And a pipeline supplying natural gas to Digne crosses the commune and thereby constitutes an additional risk factor.

The commune's management plan for foreseeable natural hazards (PPR in French) was approved in 2008 for the risk of ground movement; there is no DICRIM (Dossier d’information communal sur les risques majeurs; that is, dossier of information for the commune on major risks).

The commune has been subject to several declarations of natural disaster: for an earthquake in 1984, for flooding and mudslides in 1996 and 2001, for droughts in 1989, 1990 and 1998, and for landslides in 1996. The only earthquake strongly felt in the commune occurred on 19 June 1984. It's intensity in Mirabeau was V on the MSK scale (Medvedev–Sponheuer–Karnik scale) (sleeping people wake up, objects fall). The epicentre was at Aiglun.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1765 485 —    
1793 541 +11.5%
1806 474 −12.4%
1821 541 +14.1%
1831 515 −4.8%
1836 502 −2.5%
1841 536 +6.8%
1846 536 +0.0%
1851 521 −2.8%
1856 519 −0.4%
1861 506 −2.5%
1866 500 −1.2%
1872 515 +3.0%
1876 507 −1.6%
1881 481 −5.1%
1886 411 −14.6%
1891 404 −1.7%
1896 388 −4.0%
1901 374 −3.6%
1906 355 −5.1%
1911 314 −11.5%
1921 255 −18.8%
1926 220 −13.7%
1931 213 −3.2%
1936 220 +3.3%
1946 187 −15.0%
1954 161 −13.9%
1962 144 −10.6%
1968 142 −1.4%
1975 200 +40.8%
1982 262 +31.0%
1990 323 +23.3%
1999 394 +22.0%
2008 461 +17.0%

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References[edit]

The section "Natural and technological risks" is translated from the Wikipedia article "Mirabeau (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)".