Ducos, Martinique

Ducos
The church of Our Lady of the Nativity, in Ducos
The church of Our Lady of the Nativity, in Ducos
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of Ducos
Coordinates: 14°34′30″N 60°58′30″W / 14.57500°N 60.97500°W / 14.57500; -60.97500Coordinates: 14°34′30″N 60°58′30″W / 14.57500°N 60.97500°W / 14.57500; -60.97500
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentMartinique
ArrondissementLe Marin
IntercommunalityCA Espace Sud de la Martinique
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Aurélie Nella[1]
Area
1
37.69 km2 (14.55 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
17,655
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
INSEE/Postal code
97207 /97224
Elevation0–160 m (0–525 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ducos (French pronunciation: ​[dykos]; Martinican Creole: Dikos) is a town and commune in the French overseas department and region, and island of Martinique. It is where the prison is located.

It was called "Trou-au-chat" until 1855, and was renamed after the French politician Théodore Ducos. Its inhabitants are Ducossais.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1967 7,083—    
1974 6,930−0.31%
1982 9,409+3.90%
1990 12,401+3.51%
1999 15,240+2.32%
2007 16,122+0.71%
2012 17,039+1.11%
2017 17,367+0.38%
Source: INSEE[3]

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 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

External links

  • Base Mérimée: Search for heritage in the commune, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)


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