L'Escale

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L'Escale
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L'Escale Lake as viewed from Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban.
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Coordinates: 44°05′10″N6°01′25″E / 44.0861°N 6.0236°E / 44.0861; 6.0236 Coordinates: 44°05′10″N6°01′25″E / 44.0861°N 6.0236°E / 44.0861; 6.0236
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Arrondissement Digne-les-Bains
Canton Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
Intercommunality Provence-Alpes Agglomération
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Claude Fiaert [1]
Area
1
20.36 km2 (7.86 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [2]
1,380
  Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
04079 /04160
Elevation408–1,081 m (1,339–3,547 ft)
(avg. 475 m or 1,558 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

L'Escale is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. It is located on the eastern bank of the Durance opposite Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban.

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Geography

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L'Escale and surrounding districts

The Bléone forms the commune's southern border, then flows into the Durance, which forms the commune's western border.

L'Escale Dam

Work began on the dam in 1959, which was completed in 1963. [3] With a height of 30ms it retains 15.70 hm³ of water. [3] It is 126 metres long with a road carriageway along which runs the Route Napoleon. [3] There is attached to the dam a power station whose three units produce a total of 170,000 KWs of electricity. [4]

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20061,235    
20071,245+0.8%
20081,255+0.8%
20091,282+2.2%
20101,311+2.3%
20111,330+1.4%
20121,349+1.4%
20131,369+1.5%
20141,384+1.1%
20151,408+1.7%
20161,399−0.6%

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References

  1. "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. 1 2 3 Janberg, Nicolas Janberg. "L'Escale Dam (L'Escale/Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, 1963) | Structurae". Structurae. Nicolas Janberg. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  4. Plichon, J. N. (1968). Water for Peace: Volume 8 Planning and developing water programs. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 394. Retrieved 2 May 2017.