Arrondissement of Grasse

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Arrondissement of Grasse
Grasse in Alpes-Maritimes
Grasse in Alpes-Maritimes
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
Communes62
SubprefectureGrasse
INSEE code061
Area
 • Total1,231.2 km2 (475.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total560,045
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)

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

History[change | change source]

When the Alpes-Maritimes department was created on 1793, Grasse was part of the Var department. It became an arrondissement of the Alpes-Maritimes department in 1860.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Grasse is the most southern of the Alpes-Maritimes department. It is bordered to the north by the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, to the east by the Nice arrondissement, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea and to the west by the Var department.

The arrondissement of Grasse is the smallest in area of the two arrondissements of the department, 1,231.2 km2 (475.4 sq mi), but the one with a higher population (560,045 inhabitants).

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[2] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Grasse, 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:

INSEE
code
Canton Grasse Nice Total
0601 Antibes-1 1 + part of Antibes 1 + part of Antibes
0602 Antibes-2 part of Antibes part of Antibes
0603 Antibes-3 1 + part of Antibes 1 + part of Antibes
0605 Cagnes-sur-Mer-1 part of Cagnes-sur-Mer part of Cagnes-sur-Mer
0606 Cagnes-sur-Mer-2 2 + part of Cagnes-sur-Mer 2 + part of Cagnes-sur-Mer
0607 Cannes-1 part of Cannes + part of Le Cannet part of Cannes + part of Le Cannet
0608 Cannes-2 part of Cannes part of Cannes
0609 Le Cannet 1 + part of Le Cannet 1 + part of Le Cannet
0611 Grasse-1 18 + part of Grasse 18 + part of Grasse
0612 Grasse-2 1 + part of Grasse 1 + part of Grasse
0613 Mandelieu-la-Napoule 5 5
0617 Nice-3 3 part of Nice 3 + part of Nice
0625 Valbonne 11 + part of Antibes 11 + part of Antibes
0626 Vence 10 37 47
0627 Villeneuve-Loubet 4 4

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Grasse has 62 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[3]

  1. Aiglun (06001)
  2. Amirat (06002)
  3. Andon (06003)
  4. Antibes (06004)
  5. Auribeau-sur-Siagne (06007)
  6. Biot (06018)
  7. Bouyon (06022)
  8. Briançonnet (06024)
  9. Bézaudun-les-Alpes (06017)
  10. Cabris (06026)
  11. Cagnes-sur-Mer (06027)
  12. Caille (06028)
  13. Cannes (06029)
  14. Carros (06033)
  15. Caussols (06037)
  16. Châteauneuf-Grasse (06038)
  17. Cipières (06041)
  18. Collongues (06045)
  19. Conségudes (06047)
  20. Courmes (06049)
  21. Coursegoules (06050)
  22. Escragnolles (06058)
  23. Gars (06063)
  24. Gattières (06064)
  25. Gourdon (06068)
  26. Grasse (06069)
  27. Gréolières (06070)
  28. La Colle-sur-Loup (06044)
  29. La Gaude (06065)
  30. La Roquette-sur-Siagne (06108)
  31. Le Bar-sur-Loup (06010)
  32. Le Broc (06025)
  33. Le Cannet (06030)
  34. Le Mas (06081)
  35. Le Rouret (06112)
  36. Le Tignet (06140)
  37. Les Ferres (06061)
  38. Les Mujouls (06087)
  39. Mandelieu-la-Napoule (06079)
  40. Mouans-Sartoux (06084)
  41. Mougins (06085)
  42. Opio (06089)
  43. Peymeinade (06095)
  44. Pégomas (06090)
  45. Roquefort-les-Pins (06105)
  46. Roquestéron-Grasse (06107)
  47. Saint-Auban (06116)
  48. Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne (06118)
  49. Saint-Jeannet (06122)
  50. Saint-Laurent-du-Var (06123)
  51. Saint-Paul (06128)
  52. Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey (06130)
  53. Sallagriffon (06131)
  54. Spéracèdes (06137)
  55. Séranon (06134)
  56. Théoule-sur-Mer (06138)
  57. Tourrettes-sur-Loup (06148)
  58. Valbonne (06152)
  59. Valderoure (06154)
  60. Vallauris (06155)
  61. Vence (06157)
  62. Villeneuve-Loubet (06161)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[4]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
06004 Antibes 75,731 Antibes-1, Antibes-2
Antibes-3 and Valbonne
Communauté d'agglomération de Sophia Antipolis
06029 Cannes 73,744 Cannes-1 and Cannes-2 Communauté d'agglomération Cannes Pays de Lérins
06069 Grasse 50,409 Grasse-1 and Grasse-2 Communauté d'agglomération du Pays de Grasse
06027 Cagnes-sur-Mer 47,811 Cagnes-sur-Mer-1 and
Cagnes-sur-Mer-2
Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
06030 Le Cannet 42,454 Cannes-1 and Le Cannet Communauté d'agglomération Cannes Pays de Lérins
06123 Saint-Laurent-du-Var 29,067 Cagnes-sur-Mer-2 Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
06155 Vallauris 26,302 Antibes-1 Communauté d'agglomération de Sophia Antipolis
06079 Mandelieu-la-Napoule 22,696 Mandelieu-la-Napoule Communauté d'agglomération Cannes Pays de Lérins
06157 Vence 18,536 Vence Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
06085 Mougins 18,391 Le Cannet Communauté d'agglomération Cannes Pays de Lérins

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique des Alpes-Maritimes". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. "Décret n° 2014-227 du 24 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département des Alpes-Maritimes" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  3. "Arrondissement de Grasse (061)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  4. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 July 2017.

Coordinates: 43°40′00″N 6°55′00″E / 43.6667°N 6.9167°E / 43.6667; 6.9167