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

Senez
The cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, in Senez
The cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, in Senez
Coat of arms of Senez
Coat of arms
Location of Senez
Senez is located in France
Senez
Senez
Senez is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Senez
Senez
Coordinates: 43°54′52″N 6°24′28″E / 43.9144°N 6.4078°E / 43.9144; 6.4078Coordinates: 43°54′52″N 6°24′28″E / 43.9144°N 6.4078°E / 43.9144; 6.4078
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
ArrondissementCastellane
CantonRiez
IntercommunalityMoyen Verdon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Durand
Area
1
70.27 km2 (27.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
171
 • Density2.4/km2 (6.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
04204 /04330
Elevation748–1,720 m (2,454–5,643 ft)
(avg. 780 m or 2,560 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ecclesiastical historyEdit

Marcellus I, the first known bishop of Senez, attended the Council of Agde in 506; nevertheless, Senez must have been an episcopal city as early as 439.

Jean IV Soanen, the Oratorian, noted for his opposition to the Bull "Unigenitus", was Bishop of Senez from 1696 until the time of his deposition in 1727.

By the Concordat of 1801, the diocese of Digne was made to include the two departments of the Hautes-Alpes and Basses Alpes, in addition to the former diocese of Digne, the archdiocese of Embrun, the dioceses of Gap, Sisteron and Senez, a very considerable part of the diocese of Glandèves and diocese of Riez, and fourteen parishes in the Archdiocese of Aix and the Diocese of Apt.

In 1822 Gap was made an episcopal see and, thus divested of the department of the Hautes Alpes, the present diocese of Digne covers the territory formerly included in the dioceses of Digne, Senez, Glandèves, Riez, and Sisteron.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1765673—    
1793765+13.7%
1800768+0.4%
1806750−2.3%
1821787+4.9%
1831913+16.0%
1836856−6.2%
1841860+0.5%
1846887+3.1%
1851872−1.7%
1856857−1.7%
1861800−6.7%
1866750−6.2%
1872675−10.0%
1876606−10.2%
1881575−5.1%
1886552−4.0%
1891525−4.9%
1896488−7.0%
1901472−3.3%
1906459−2.8%
1911427−7.0%
1921352−17.6%
1926301−14.5%
1931274−9.0%
1936256−6.6%
1946230−10.2%
1954198−13.9%
1962172−13.1%
1968174+1.2%
1975134−23.0%
1982153+14.2%
1990121−20.9%
1999145+19.8%
2008186+28.3%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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