Quinson

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Quinson
The fountain in Quinson
The fountain in Quinson
Coat of arms of Quinson
Coat of arms
Location of Quinson
Quinson is located in France
Quinson
Quinson
Quinson is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Quinson
Quinson
Coordinates: 43°42′11″N 6°02′26″E / 43.7031°N 6.0406°E / 43.7031; 6.0406Coordinates: 43°42′11″N 6°02′26″E / 43.7031°N 6.0406°E / 43.7031; 6.0406
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
ArrondissementForcalquier
CantonValensole
IntercommunalityDurance-Luberon-Verdon Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jacques Espitalier
Area
1
28.11 km2 (10.85 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
436
 • Density16/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
04158 /04500
Elevation353–584 m (1,158–1,916 ft)
(avg. 380 m or 1,250 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

History[edit]

Prehistory[edit]

In the nearby Gorges du Verdon, there are a number of caves (known as "baumes"), which were occupied intermittently for over 400,000 years. The most significant of these caves is the "Baume Bonne", which has been studied by various archaeologists, including Henry de Lumley.

The Baume Bonne was occupied first during the end of the Lower Paleolithic, 400,000 years ago. It was occupied again 150-300,000 years ago. Tools made using the Levallois technique have been found dating from this era. Neanderthals inhabited the caves later, around 130,000 years ago. Remains of cave bears dating from this period have been found. The Neanderthals were eventually succeeded by Cro-Magnon men, who occupied the cave during the Upper Paleolithic. Finally, modern humans lived in the cave during Neolithic.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006420—    
2007430+2.4%
2008440+2.3%
2009446+1.4%
2010447+0.2%
2011445−0.4%
2012443−0.4%
2013441−0.5%
2014443+0.5%
2015437−1.4%
2016427−2.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.