Place:Alpes-Maritimes, France

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NameAlpes-Maritimes
Alt namesAlpes Maritimaesource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 89
Alpes Maritimessource: Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-36
TypeDépartement
Coordinates44°N 7.167°E
Located inFrance
Also located inProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France    
Provence, France    
Contained Places
Arrondissement
Grasse
Nice
Commune
Antibes
Beausoleil
Bouyon
Cannes
Cap-d'Ail
Châteauneuf
Isola
Le Cannet-des-Maures
Menton ( 500 - )
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Saint-Paul
Utelle
Vence
Villefranche
Villeneuve-Loubet
Inhabited place
Ascros
Auron
Bar-sur-Loup
Beaulieu
Berre-des-Alpes
Beuil
Biot
Breil-sur-Roya
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Caille
Cannet
Carros
Cimiez
Clans
Contes
Drap
Entraunes
Escarène
Estèng
Falicon
Fontan
Gattières
Gilette
Golfe-Juan
Gourdon
Gréolières
Guillaumes
Juan-les Pins
La Bollène-Vésubie
La Brigúe
La Colle-sur-Loup
La Tour
Le Boréon
Le Broc
Le Tignet
Levens
Lieuche
Lucéram
Mandelieu-La Napoule ( 1970 - )
Miramar
Mouans-Sartoux
Mougins
Moulinet
Peillon
Peïra-Cava
Puget-Théniers
Péone
Roquebillière
Roquesteron
Saint Auban
Saint Dalmas-de-Tendée
Saint Martin d'Entraunes
Saint Martin-Vésubie
Saint Martin-du-Var
Saint Sauveur-sur-Tinée
Saint Vallier-de-Thiey
Saint Étienne-de-Tinée
Saint-Dalmas-Valdeblore
Sainte-Agnès
Sallagriffon
Saorge
Sospel
Tende
Thorenc
Tourrette-Levens
Tourrette-du-Château
Tourrette-sur-Loup ( 600 - )
Touët-sur-Var
Turbie
Valbonne
Valdeblore
Vallauris
Venanson
Villars-sur-Var
Unknown
Aiglun
Amirat
Andon
Aspremont
Auribeau-sur-Siagne
Auvare
Bairols
Belvédère
Bendejun
Berghé-Inférieur
Berghé-Supérieur
Bezaudun-les-Alpes
Blausasc
Bonson
Brianson
Briançonnet
Cabris
Cantaron
Castagniers
Castellar
Castillon
Caussols
Châteauneuf-d'Entraunes
Châteauneuf-de-Contes
Cipières
Coaraze
Collongues
Colomars
Conségudes
Courmes
Coursegoules
Croix-sur-Roudoule
Cros-d'Utelle
Cuébris
Daluis
Duranus
Enaux
Escragnolles
Esteing
Eze
Gars
Gorbio
Iles-de-Lérins
Ilonse
L'Escarène
La Gaude
La Napoule
La Penne
La Roquette-sur-Siagne
La Roquette-sur-Var
La Sagne
La Trinité
La Turbie
Lantosque
Le Bar-sur-Loup
Le Cannet
Le Chaudan
Le Figaret
Le Mas
Le Prignolet
Le Rouret
Le Sauze
Les Ferres
Les Mujouls
Les Tourrettes
Loda-de-Lantosque
Magagnosc
Malaussène
Mandelieu
Marie
Massoins
Mollières
Opio
Pegomas
Peille
Peymeinade
Pierlas
Pierrefeu
Plan-de-Grasse
Plascassier
Puget-Rostang
Pélasque
Revest-les-Roches
Rigaud
Rimplas
Roquefort-les-Pins
Roquesteron-Grasse
Roubion
Roure
Roussillon
Roya
Sclos-de-Contes
Sigale
Spéracèdes
St-André
St-Antoine-de-Siga
St-Antonin
St-Blaise
St-Colomban
St-Cézaire-sur-Siagne
St-Dalmas-le-Selvage
St-Jean-la-Rivière
St-Jeannet
St-Léger
Séranon
Thiéry
Toudon
Tourette-du-Château
Tournefort
Toüet-de-l'Escarène
Valderoure
Vernéa
Villeneuve-d'Entraunes
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Alpes-Maritimes is a department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in the extreme southeast corner of France.

The inhabitants of the department are called Maralpins, but are usually referred as Azuréens (inhabitants of the Côte d'Azur).

History

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was created by Octavian as a Roman military district called maritimae Alps in 14BC, and became a full Roman province in the middle of the 1st century AD with its capital first at Cemenelum (today Cimiez, a suburb north of Nice) and subsequently at Embrun. At its greatest extent in AD 297, the province reached north to Digne and Briançon.

A first French of Alpes-Maritimes existed in the same area from 1793 to 1814. Its boundaries differed from those of the modern department, however. In 1793 Alpes-Maritimes included Monaco (Port Hercules) and San Remo (San Rème), but not Grasse which was then part of the of Var. The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):

Its population in 1812 was 131,266, and its area was 322,674 hectares.[1]

The department was reconstituted in 1860 when the county of Nice was annexed by France. It included the county of Nice as well as the previously (at least nominally) independent towns of Menton and Roquebrune, and the arrondissement of Grasse in the department of Var.

In 1860 Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, one of the architects of Italian unity with the kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, negotiated support for Napoleon III in exchange for Savoy and the County of Nice. The annexation was confirmed on 15 and 16 April 1860 by 30,712 male electors enrolled in the 89 communes of the County of Nice who, for the first time, had universal male suffrage by plebiscite. The "Yes" vote for reunification with France was 83.8% of registered voters and 99.2% of votes. The new department of Alpes-Maritimes consisted of the former County of Nice, divided into an Arrondissement of Nice and an Arrondissement of Puget-Théniers (both arrondissements existed in the former Department (1793-1814)), and a portion of the Var department which formed the Arrondissement of Grasse. However, the County of Nice did not include Tende and La Brigue which were incorporated into France in the Treaty of Paris in 1947.

The Arrondissement of Puget-Théniers was removed for purposes of economy in 1926 and attached to Nice: the department has not since had two districts.

In 1947, in accordance with the Treaty of Paris and as a referendum result favourable to their attachment to France, the communes of Tende and La Brigue (also parts of communes in the high valleys of Vésubie and Tinée: part the commune of Isola) which had been Italian since 1860, were attached to the department.

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