Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire

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Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire
Church of Saint-Pierre
Church of Saint-Pierre
Coat o airms o Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire
Coat o airms
Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire is locatit in Fraunce
Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire
Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire is locatit in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire
Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire
Coordinates: 43°54′38″N 5°43′00″E / 43.9106°N 5.7167°E / 43.9106; 5.7167Coordinates: 43°54′38″N 5°43′00″E / 43.9106°N 5.7167°E / 43.9106; 5.7167
KintraFraunce
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepairtmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
ArrondissementForcalquier
CantonForcalquier
IntercommunalityHaute Provence
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2001–2008) André Peta
Area
1
27.78 km2 (10.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)2
1,113
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
04192 /04870
Elevation386–767 m (1,266–2,516 ft)
(avg. 543 m or 1,781 ft)
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries. 2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence depairtment in sootheastren Fraunce.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 875—    
1800 857−2.1%
1806 882+2.9%
1821 934+5.9%
1831 973+4.2%
1836 986+1.3%
1841 999+1.3%
1846 949−5.0%
1851 1,014+6.8%
1856 1,028+1.4%
1861 1,000−2.7%
1866 983−1.7%
1872 940−4.4%
1876 877−6.7%
1881 857−2.3%
1886 785−8.4%
1891 779−0.8%
1896 713−8.5%
1901 701−1.7%
1906 706+0.7%
1911 656−7.1%
1921 581−11.4%
1926 515−11.4%
1931 460−10.7%
1936 374−18.7%
1946 420+12.3%
1954 387−7.9%
1962 380−1.8%
1968 443+16.6%
1975 617+39.3%
1982 713+15.6%
1990 844+18.4%
1999 904+7.1%
2006 1,065+17.8%
2009 1,164+9.3%

Observatory[eedit | eedit soorce]

Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire is the "host toun" o the Haute-Provence Observatory, a naitionally rankit facility. It is considered, bi mony astronomers, tae be the best European law-altitude (400 meters) observatory in operation. Thare is a astronomy centre for eddicational purposes an aw. It hosts students o elementar schuils for brief stays (1–2 weeks) durin the year an organizes theme nichts o combined sky observations an expositions/debates on different themes.

St. Michael wis chosen as the location o the Haute-Provence Observatory steid, aboot 600 metres north. The veelage is locatit 543m altitude. The rock Guerin rises tae 767 metres in the municipality. The neebourin touns o Saint-Michel-Observatoire are Revest-des-Brousses, Mane, Dauphin, Saint-Martin-les-Eaux, Villemus, Reillane an Aubenas-les-Alpes.

The territory o the Regional Natural Pairk o Luberon[eedit | eedit soorce]

The veelage is locatit in the Regional Natural Pairk o Luberon. The toun is ane o the seiventy-seiven Member States o the Regional Natural Pairk o the Luberon Pairk, which extends frae Cavaillon in the wast tae the east Durance, twa depairtments an aichty-five touns an 185,145 hectares. Tae the sooth, it owerleuks the Luberon Durance basin an the coonty o Aigues.

The toun haes twa main villages, Saint-Michel an Lincel an several hamlets includin the Craux, an quite a few differences.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

The commune is twinned wi:

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