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The Promenade de la Croisette
Coat of arms of Cannes
Coat of arms
Cannes is located in France
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Cannes is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Coordinates: 43°33′05″N 7°00′46″E / 43.5513°N 7.0128°E / 43.5513; 7.0128Coordinates: 43°33′05″N 7°00′46″E / 43.5513°N 7.0128°E / 43.5513; 7.0128
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Cannes-1 and 2
Intercommunality CA Cannes Pays de Lérins
 • Mayor (2014-2020) David Lisnard UMP
Area1 19.62 km2 (7.58 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 73,603
 • Density 3,800/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06029 /06400
Elevation 0–260 m (0–853 ft)

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.

Cannes (IPA: [kan]) is a commune and the prefecture 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.