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The old town
The old town
Coat of arms of Grasse
Coat of arms
Grasse is located in France
Coordinates: 43°24′N 6°33′E / 43.4°N 6.55°E / 43.4; 6.55Coordinates: 43°24′N 6°33′E / 43.4°N 6.55°E / 43.4; 6.55
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
 • Mayor (2008–14) Christian Estrosi
Area1 44.44 km2 (17.16 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 51,021
 • Density 1,148.09/km2 (2,973.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06088 /
Elevation 80–1,061 m (262–3,481 ft)
(avg. 333 m or 1,093 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.

Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

The town is considered the world's capital of perfume.