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Arrondissement of Nice
Nice in Alpes-Maritimes
Nice in Alpes-Maritimes
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Communes 101
Subprefecture Nice
INSEE code 062
Area
 • Total 3,067.4 km2 (1,184.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 523,267
 • Density 170.5898/km2 (441.825/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Nice is an arrondissement of France, in the Alpes-Maritimes department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Its capital is the city of Nice.

History

When the Alpes-Maritimes department was created on 1793, Nice was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Nice is the most northern of the Alpes-Maritimes department. It is bordered to the northeast and east by the Piedmont region (Italy), to the southeast by the Liguria region (Italy), to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, to the southwest by the Grasse arrondissement and to the west by the Var department.

The arrondissement of Nice is the largest in area of the two arrondissements of the department, 3,067.4 km2 (1,184.3 sq mi), but the one with fewer people living in it (523,267 inhabitants).

Composition

Cantons

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France, cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Nice, there are only two cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement: Nice-3 and Vence. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Canton Grasse Nice Total
0604 Beausoleil 7 7
0610 Contes 20 20
0614 Menton 6 6
0615 Nice-1 part of Nice part of Nice
0616 Nice-2 part of Nice part of Nice
0617 Nice-3 3 part of Nice 3 + part of Nice
0618 Nice-4 part of Nice part of Nice
0619 Nice-5 part of Nice part of Nice
0620 Nice-6 part of Nice part of Nice
0621 Nice-7 2 + part of Nice 2 + part of Nice
0622 Nice-8 part of Nice part of Nice
0623 Nice-9 part of Nice part of Nice
0624 Tourrette-Levens 28 28
0626 Vence 10 37 47

Communes

The arrondissement of Nice has 101 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Ascros (06005)
  2. Aspremont (06006)
  3. Auvare (06008)
  4. Bairols (06009)
  5. Beaulieu-sur-Mer (06011)
  6. Beausoleil (06012)
  7. Belvédère (06013)
  8. Bendejun (06014)
  9. Berre-les-Alpes (06015)
  10. Beuil (06016)
  11. Blausasc (06019)
  12. Bonson (06021)
  13. Breil-sur-Roya (06023)
  14. Cantaron (06031)
  15. Cap-d'Ail (06032)
  16. Castagniers (06034)
  17. Castellar (06035)
  18. Castillon (06036)
  19. Châteauneuf-Villevieille (06039)
  20. Châteauneuf-d'Entraunes (06040)
  21. Clans (06042)
  22. Coaraze (06043)
  23. Colomars (06046)
  24. Contes (06048)
  25. Cuébris (06052)
  26. Daluis (06053)
  27. Drap (06054)
  28. Duranus (06055)
  29. Entraunes (06056)
  30. Falicon (06060)
  31. Fontan (06062)
  32. Gilette (06066)
  33. Gorbio (06067)
  34. Guillaumes (06071)
  35. Ilonse (06072)
  36. Isola (06073)
  37. L'Escarène (06057)
  38. La Bollène-Vésubie (06020)
  39. La Brigue (06162)
  40. La Croix-sur-Roudoule (06051)
  41. La Penne (06093)
  42. La Roquette-sur-Var (06109)
  43. La Tour (06144)
  44. La Trinité (06149)
  45. La Turbie (06150)
  46. Lantosque (06074)
  47. Levens (06075)
  48. Lieuche (06076)
  49. Lucéram (06077)
  50. Malaussène (06078)
  51. Marie (06080)
  52. Massoins (06082)
  53. Menton (06083)
  54. Moulinet (06086)
  55. Nice (06088)
  56. Peille (06091)
  57. Peillon (06092)
  58. Pierlas (06096)
  59. Pierrefeu (06097)
  60. Puget-Rostang (06098)
  61. Puget-Théniers (06099)
  62. Péone (06094)
  63. Revest-les-Roches (06100)
  64. Rigaud (06101)
  65. Rimplas (06102)
  66. Roquebillière (06103)
  67. Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (06104)
  68. Roquesteron (06106)
  69. Roubion (06110)
  70. Roure (06111)
  71. Saint-André-de-la-Roche (06114)
  72. Saint-Antonin (06115)
  73. Saint-Blaise (06117)
  74. Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage (06119)
  75. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (06121)
  76. Saint-Léger (06124)
  77. Saint-Martin-Vésubie (06127)
  78. Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes (06125)
  79. Saint-Martin-du-Var (06126)
  80. Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée (06129)
  81. Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (06120)
  82. Sainte-Agnès (06113)
  83. Saorge (06132)
  84. Sauze (06133)
  85. Sigale (06135)
  86. Sospel (06136)
  87. Tende (06163)
  88. Thiéry (06139)
  89. Toudon (06141)
  90. Tourette-du-Château (06145)
  91. Tournefort (06146)
  92. Tourrette-Levens (06147)
  93. Touët-de-l'Escarène (06142)
  94. Touët-sur-Var (06143)
  95. Utelle (06151)
  96. Valdeblore (06153)
  97. Venanson (06156)
  98. Villars-sur-Var (06158)
  99. Villefranche-sur-Mer (06159)
  100. Villeneuve-d'Entraunes (06160)
  101. Èze (06059)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
06088 Nice 343,895 Nice-1,Nice-2, Nice3
Nice-4, Nice-5, Nice-6
Nice-7, Nice-8, Nice-9
Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
06083 Menton 73,744 Menton Communauté d'agglomération de la Riviera Française
06012 Beausoleil 13,618 Beausoleil Communauté d'agglomération de la Riviera Française
06104 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin 12,867 Menton Communauté d'agglomération de la Riviera Française
06149 La Trinité 10,171 Nice-7 Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
06048 Contes 7,381 Contes Le Pays des Paillons
06114 Saint-André-de-la-Roche 5,467 Nice-7 Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
06159 Villefranche-sur-Mer 5,219 Beausoleil Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
06147 Tourrette-Levens 4,836 Tourrette-Levens Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
06075 Levens 4,779 Tourrette-Levens Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur

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