Cannes

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Cannes

Cannes is located in France
Cannes
Administration
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Chief city of two cantons
Mayor Bernard Brochand
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 0–260 m (0–853 ft)
Land area1 19.62 km2 (7.58 sq mi)
Population2 70,400  (2007)
 - Density 3,588 /km2 (9,290 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06029/ 06400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 43°33′05″N 7°00′46″E / 43.551347°N 7.012753°E / 43.551347; 7.012753

Cannes (IPA: [kan]) is a city and commune of the French department of Alpes-Maritimes.

It is most famous for the Cannes Film Festival, which takes place every summer. Many famous people come to the movie festival from around the world to promote their movies and to see other peoples' movies too.