Le Luc (Provençal: Lo Luc, also known as Le Luc-en-Provence) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Le Luc-en-Provence
The hexagonal tower in Le Luc
The hexagonal tower in Le Luc
Coat of arms of Le Luc-en-Provence
Coat of arms
Location of Le Luc-en-Provence
Le Luc-en-Provence is located in France
Le Luc-en-Provence
Le Luc-en-Provence
Le Luc-en-Provence is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Le Luc-en-Provence
Le Luc-en-Provence
Coordinates: 43°23′44″N 6°18′48″E / 43.3956°N 6.3133°E / 43.3956; 6.3133Coordinates: 43°23′44″N 6°18′48″E / 43.3956°N 6.3133°E / 43.3956; 6.3133
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementBrignoles
CantonLe Luc
IntercommunalityCœur du Var
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Philippe De La Grange (FN)
Area
1
44.16 km2 (17.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
11,067
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83073 /83340
Elevation79–400 m (259–1,312 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Le Luc is the capital of its own canton, Canton of Le Luc.

Residents of Luc are called the Lucois-es.

With an average of about 128 days per year (source: Météo Climat stats, calculated over the period 1981–2010, http://meteo-climat-bzh.dyndns.org/listenormale-1981-2010-1-83.php), Le Luc is one of the municipalities with the highest number of "warm days" in France, that is to say, days for which the maximum temperature is greater than or equal to 25 °C. As to "hot days", the average is of about 62 days per year (i.e. maximum temperature greater or equal to 30 °C). And finally, as to "very hot days", the average is of about 9 days per year (i.e. maximum temperature greater or equal to 35 °C).

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Le Luc (1981–2010 averages, extremes 1946–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.4
(72.3)
24.8
(76.6)
28.6
(83.5)
30.2
(86.4)
35.8
(96.4)
41.1
(106.0)
42.7
(108.9)
42.2
(108.0)
36.7
(98.1)
32.6
(90.7)
26.1
(79.0)
23.3
(73.9)
42.7
(108.9)
Average high °C (°F) 12.6
(54.7)
13.8
(56.8)
17.0
(62.6)
19.4
(66.9)
23.8
(74.8)
28.2
(82.8)
31.8
(89.2)
31.6
(88.9)
26.9
(80.4)
21.6
(70.9)
16.1
(61.0)
12.7
(54.9)
21.3
(70.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
7.8
(46.0)
10.6
(51.1)
13.2
(55.8)
17.4
(63.3)
21.4
(70.5)
24.5
(76.1)
24.3
(75.7)
20.2
(68.4)
16.0
(60.8)
10.9
(51.6)
7.6
(45.7)
15.1
(59.2)
Average low °C (°F) 1.4
(34.5)
1.8
(35.2)
4.3
(39.7)
7.0
(44.6)
11.0
(51.8)
14.6
(58.3)
17.1
(62.8)
16.9
(62.4)
13.5
(56.3)
10.5
(50.9)
5.7
(42.3)
2.5
(36.5)
8.9
(48.0)
Record low °C (°F) −12.0
(10.4)
−17.0
(1.4)
−10.0
(14.0)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.0
(32.0)
4.8
(40.6)
7.4
(45.3)
7.0
(44.6)
2.4
(36.3)
−3.4
(25.9)
−9.0
(15.8)
−9.3
(15.3)
−17.0
(1.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 71.5
(2.81)
40.8
(1.61)
45.0
(1.77)
70.1
(2.76)
59.0
(2.32)
48.5
(1.91)
17.2
(0.68)
45.0
(1.77)
79.5
(3.13)
118.5
(4.67)
99.0
(3.90)
82.6
(3.25)
776.7
(30.58)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5.8 4.7 4.9 7.4 5.8 4.1 2.0 3.1 5.1 7.3 7.2 6.5 64.0
Average snowy days 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.6
Average relative humidity (%) 52 47 42 39 40 37 32 33 41 48 52 53 43
Mean monthly sunshine hours 150.9 169.4 224.5 227.9 273.0 315.0 357.2 321.4 247.8 175.4 147.1 134.6 2,744.2
Source 1: Meteo France[2][3][4]
Source 2: Infoclimat.fr (humidity, snowy days 1961–1990)[5]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population of Le Luc
Year19621968197519821990199920062011
Population36104266562660496929728288259956

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Données climatiques de la station de Le Luc" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Climat Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Le–Luc (83)" (PDF). Fiche Climatologique: Statistiques 1981–2010 et records (in French). Meteo France. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Normes et records 1961-1990: Le Luc - Le Cannet-des-Maures (83) - altitude 80m" (in French). Infoclimat. Archived from the original on March 15, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016.