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Alpes Maritimae
Alpes Maritimae
Alpes Maritimae
([alˈpeːs maˈri.ti.mae̯]) was a province of the Roman Empire. It was one of the three provinces straddling the Alps between modern France
France
and Italy, along with Alpes Poeninae
Alpes Poeninae
and Alpes Cottiae. The province included parts of the present-day French departments of Alpes-Maritimes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
and Hautes-Alpes. History[edit] Founded in 14 BC by Augustus, Alpes Maritimae
Alpes Maritimae
initially had its capital at Cemenelum
Cemenelum
(modern Cimiez), currently a neighbourhood within the city of Nice, France. In 297, the province was extended to the north and north-west as far as the River Durance
Durance
(Druentia) and the Montgenèvre Pass
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Senez
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. Senez
Senez
is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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Castellane
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. Castellane
Castellane
(French pronunciation: ​[kastɛlan]; Provençal: Castelana) is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
department in southeastern France
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Antibes
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. Antibes
Antibes
(/ɒnˈtiːb/, French: [ɑ̃.tib]; Provençal Occitan: Antíbol) is a Mediterranean resort in the Alpes-Maritimes
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Département
(including overseas)Departments (including overseas)ArrondissementsCantonsIntercommunality Métropole Communauté urbaine Communauté d'agglomération Communauté de communesCommunes Associated communes Municipal arrondissementsOthers in Overseas France Overseas collectivities Sui generis collectivity Overseas country Overseas territory Clipperton IslandIn the administrative divisions of France, the department (French: département, pronounced [depaʁt(ə)mɑ̃]) is one of the three levels of government below the national level ("territorial collectivities"), between the administrative regions and the commune. There are 96 departments in metropolitan France, and 5 overseas departments, which are also classified as regions
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Vence
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. Vence
Vence
is a commune set in the hills of the Alpes Maritimes
Alpes Maritimes
department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
region in southeastern France between Nice
Nice
and Antibes.Contents1 Ecclesiastical history 2 Sights 3 International relations 4 Personalities 5 Population 6 Education6.1 Nursery schools 6.2 Primary schools 6.3 Grammar school 6.4 High school7 See also 8 References 9 External linksEcclesiastical history[edit] The first known Bishop of Vence
Bishop of Vence
is Severus, bishop in 439 and perhaps as early as 419. Among others are: St
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Col De Montgenèvre
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. Montgenèvre
Montgenèvre
is a commune of the Hautes-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes
department in southeastern France.Contents1 Geography 2 Ski area 3 Winter activities 4 Summer activities 5 Population 6 Transport6.1 Roads 6.2 Aeroplane 6.3 Train 6.4 Bus7 Linked resorts 8 See also 9 ReferencesGeography[edit] Montgenèvre
Montgenèvre
is located in the French Cottian Alps
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Durance
The Durance
Durance
(Durença in Occitan
Occitan
or Durènço in Mistralian) is a major river in south-eastern France. Its source is in the south-western Alps, in Montgenèvre
Montgenèvre
ski resort near Briançon
Briançon
and it flows south-west through the following departments and cities:Hautes-Alpes: Briançon, Embrun. Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: Sisteron, Manosque. Vaucluse: Cavaillon, Avignon. Bouches-du-Rhône.The Durance's main tributaries are the Bléone
Bléone
and Verdon. The Durance itself is a tributary of the Rhône
Rhône
and flows into the Rhône
Rhône
near Avignon
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Nice
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. Nice
Nice
(/niːs/, French pronunciation: ​[nis]; Niçard Occitan: Niça, classical norm, or Nissa, nonstandard, pronounced [ˈnisa]; Italian: Nizza [ˈnittsa]; Greek: Νίκαια; Latin: Nicaea) is the fifth most populous city in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes
Alpes-Maritimes
département
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Briançon
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. Briançon
Briançon
(French pronunciation: [bʁi.jɑ̃.sɔ̃]; Occitan: [bɾjanˈsun]) is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
region in southeastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. At an altitude of 1,326 metres (4,350 feet) it is the highest city in France, based on the French definition as a community containing more than 2,000 inhabitants
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Hautes-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes
(French pronunciation: ​[ot.z‿alp]; Occitan: Auts Aups) is a department in southeastern France named after the Alps mountain range.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Politics 5 Tourism 6 See also 7 External linksHistory[edit] Hautes-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes
is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution
French Revolution
on 4 March 1790. It consists of the southeast of the former province of Dauphiné
Dauphiné
and the north of Provence. At the time when the department was created, the two mountain communes of La Grave
La Grave
and Villar-d'Arêne
Villar-d'Arêne
successfully campaigned to be included in Hautes-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes
and not in the neighbouring department of Isère
Isère
to which they had originally been assigned
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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Alpes-de-Haute- Provence
Provence
(French pronunciation: ​[alp.də.ot.pʁɔ.vɑ̃s]; Occitan: Aups d'Auta Provença) is a French department in the south of France, it was formerly part of the province of Provence. Its inhabitants are called the Bas-Alpins or Bas-Alpines referring to the department of Basses-Alpes which was the former name of the department until 13 April 1970.Contents1 Geography1.1 Hydrology 1.2 Climate2 Arrondissements and cantons 3 Demographics3.1 A departmental resort 3.2 A very dense and very uneven settlement4 History4.1 Heraldry5 Administ
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Monaco
Monaco (/ˈmɒnəkoʊ/ ( listen); French pronunciation: ​[mɔnako]), officially the Principality of Monaco (French: Principauté de Monaco),[a] is a sovereign city-state, country and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe. France borders the country on three sides while the other side borders the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco has an area of 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi) and a population of about 38,400, according to the last census of 2016.[6] With 19,009 inhabitants per km², it is the second-smallest and most densely populated sovereign state in the world. Monaco has a land border of 5.47 km (3.40 mi),[6] a coastline of 3.83 km (2.38 mi), and a width that varies between 1,700 and 349 m (1,859 and 382 yd). The highest point in the country is a narrow pathway named Chemin des Révoires on the slopes of Mont Agel, in the Les Révoires Ward, which is 161 metres (528 feet) above sea level
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Italy
Coordinates: 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana  (Italian)FlagEmblemAnthem: Il Canto degli Italiani  (Italian) "The Song of the Italians"Location of  Italy  (dark green) – in Europe  (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (light green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Rome 41°54′N 12°29′E / 41.900°N 12.483°E / 41.900; 12.483Official languages ItalianaNative languages see full listReligion83.3% Christians 12.4% irreligious 3.7% Muslims 0.2% Buddhists 0.1% Hindus 0.3% other religions[1]Demonym ItalianGovernment Unitary constitutional parliamentary republic• PresidentSergio Mattarella• Prime MinisterPaolo Gentiloni• President of the SenateElisabetta Casellati•&
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Alps
The Alps
Alps
(/ælps/; French: Alpes [alp]; German: Alpen [ˈalpn̩]; Italian: Alpi [ˈalpi]; Romansh: Alps; Slovene: Alpe [ˈáːlpɛ]) are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe,[2][note 1] stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries
Alpine countries
(from west to east): France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia.[3] The mountains were formed over tens of millions of years as the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided. Extreme shortening caused by the event resulted in marine sedimentary rocks rising by thrusting and folding into high mountain peaks such as Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
and the Matterhorn. Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
spans the French–Italian border, and at 4,810 m (15,781 ft) is the highest mountain in the Alps
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Augustus
Augustus
Augustus
(Latin: Imperator
Imperator
Caesar Divi filius Augustus;[note 1] 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was a Roman statesman and military leader who served as the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, controlling Imperial Rome
Rome
from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.[note 2] His status as the founder of the Roman Principate
Principate
has consolidated an enduring legacy as one of the most effective and controversial leaders in human history.[1][2] He was born Gaius Octavius Thurinus into an old and wealthy equestrian branch of the plebeian gens Octavia. His maternal great-uncle Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC, and Octavius was named in Caesar's will as his adopted son and heir
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