Digne-les-Bains


Digne-les-Bains

Digne-les-Bains

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Coat of arms of Digne-les-Bains
Digne-les-Bains is located in France
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Digne-les-Bains
Administration
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Arrondissement Digne-les-Bains
Intercommunality Trois Vallées
Mayor Serge Gloaguen
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 524–1,731 m (1,719–5,679 ft)
(avg. 608 m/1,995 ft)
Land area1 117.07 km2 (45.20 sq mi)
Population2 17,268  (2008)
 - Density 148 /km2 (380 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 04070/ 04000
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.

Coordinates: 44°05′36″N 6°14′11″E / 44.0933333333°N 6.23638888889°E / 44.0933333333; 6.23638888889

Digne-les-Bains or simply and historically Digne (Occitan: Dinha (dei Banhs) in classical norm or Digno in Mistralian norm) is a commune of France, capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department.

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History

Dignes les Bains dates back to the Neolithic era and became a frequent commercial stop during the Roman era. Since then, the commune has been noted for being a primary center of the lavender trade.

Geography

The Bléone flows southwestward through the middle of the commune and crosses the town; it forms part of the commune's north-eastern and south-western borders.

Population

Historical population of Digne-les-Bains
1716 1765 1793 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846
2890 3204 3180 3362 3621 3932 6365 4572 4942
1851 1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891
4781 5421 6485 7002 6877 7222 6771 7083 7261
1896 1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946
7276 7238 7456 7317 6302 6737 7051 7623 9342
1954 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
10,436 12,460 14,661 15,416 15,149 16,087 16,064
2008
17,268

Cultural references

Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables begins in Digne. The asteroid 10088 Digne was named after the town by its discoverer, Belgian astronomer Eric Walter Elst.

Sights

Twin towns

Notable people

See also

References

External links




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