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Alpes-Maritimes
Depairtment

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Location o Alpes-Maritimes in Fraunce
Coordinates: 43°50′N 7°10′E / 43.833°N 7.167°E / 43.833; 7.167
Kintra Fraunce
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Prefectur Nice
Subprefecturs Grasse
Government
 • Preses o the General Cooncil Éric Ciotti (UMP)
Area1
 • Total 4,299 km2 (1,660 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,082,465
 • Rank 18t
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Depairtment number 06
Arrondissements 2
Cantons 52
Communes 163
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lakes, ponds, an glaciers lairger than 1 km2
Sign walcomin visitors tae Alpes-Maritimes.

Alpes-Maritimes (French pronunciation: [alp.ma.ʁi.tim]; Occitan: Aups Maritims) is a depairtment in the extreme sootheast corner o Fraunce.

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Belvédère in the Vesubie valley, ane o the mony veelages perché in the Alpes-Maritime.

The depairtment is surroondit bi the French depairtments o Var, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Italy an the principality o Monaco tae the east, an the Mediterranean tae the sooth.

Alpes-Maritimes includes the famous French Riviera coastline on the Mediterranean Sea wi the important touns an ceeties o Cannes, Nice, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, an Antibes.

The aurie is muntainous richt doun tae the coast. This soothren aurie o the Alps is termit the Maritime Alps.

Rivers include the follaein:

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Depairtment map showin its diveesion intae the 2 arrondissements an the location o some o its principal ceeties an touns.

Alpes-Maritimes is dividit intae 2 arrondissements (Grasse an Nice), 52 cantons an 163 municipalities (communes).

In 2002 they wur creatit 14 intercommunalities (Intercommunalité).[1] 4 o them are metropolitan: 3 agglomeration communities (Pôle Azur Provence,[2] Riviera Française[3] an Sophia Antipolis[4]) an 1 urban community (Nice-Côte d'Azur[5]). The ither 10 are Communauté de communes: Vallée de l'Estéron, Monts d'Azur, Pays des Paillons, Coteaux d'Azur, Vallées d'Azur, Tinée, Cians Var, Stations du Mercantour, Terres de Siagne and Vésubie Mercantour.

Below it is shown a leet o maist populatit places o the depairtment:

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