La Brigue

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La Brigue
A view o the dry riverbed o the Rio Sec in La Brigue
A view o the dry riverbed o the Rio Sec in La Brigue
Coat o airms o La Brigue
Coat o airms
La Brigue is locatit in Fraunce
La Brigue
La Brigue
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
La Brigue is locatit in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
La Brigue
La Brigue
Coordinates: 44°03′47″N 7°37′01″E / 44.0631°N 7.6169°E / 44.0631; 7.6169Coordinates: 44°03′47″N 7°37′01″E / 44.0631°N 7.6169°E / 44.0631; 7.6169
Kintra Fraunce
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Depairtment Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Tende
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Gastaud
Area1 91.77 km2 (35.43 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 633
 • Density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06162 /06430
Elevation 559–2,650 m (1,834–8,694 ft)
(avg. 812 m or 2,664 ft)

1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

La Brigue (Italian: Briga Marittima) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes depairtment in sootheastren Fraunce.

La Brigue became pairt o Fraunce efter World War II, when Italy wis forcit tae haund it ower in September 1947 under the terms o the 1947 Peace o Paris. Before the haund ower, it wis pairt o the Province o Cuneo. The transfer, which wis no unopponit in the veelage, wis retrospectively endorsit bi a local plebiscite which teuk place on 12 October 1947 an wis subject tae internaitional superveesion.

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The Shrine o Oor Lady o the Foontains is the hame tae a huge 15t-century pentin (cycle o passion) bi the penter Giovanni Piemontese Canavesio, an is a major tourist destination.

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The veelage is situatit alang the lang distance hikin trail GR52A.[1] Anither attraction for muntain sports enthusiasts is a nearbi via ferrata o middlin difficulty (C/D)[2] which ascends aboot 250 metres abuin the veelage.[3]

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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962477—    
1968582+22.0%
1975493−15.3%
1982495+0.4%
1990618+24.8%
1999595−3.7%
2008633+6.4%

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La Brigue is twinned wi:

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