Villars-sur-Var

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Villars-sur-Var
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The church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste
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Location of Villars-sur-Var
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Villars-sur-Var
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Villars-sur-Var
Coordinates: 43°56′17″N7°05′52″E / 43.9381°N 7.0978°E / 43.9381; 7.0978 Coordinates: 43°56′17″N7°05′52″E / 43.9381°N 7.0978°E / 43.9381; 7.0978
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Vence
Intercommunality Vallées d'Azur
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Edgar Malaussena
Area
1
25.27 km2 (9.76 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
646
  Density26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
06158 /06710
Elevation239–1,803 m (784–5,915 ft)
(avg. 410 m or 1,350 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.

Villars-sur-Var is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Alpes-Maritimes Department of France in Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur

Alpes-Maritimes is a department of France located in the extreme southeast corner of the country, near the border with Italy and on the Mediterranean coast. Part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, it had a population of 1,080,771 in 2013.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

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History

It was part of the historic County of Nice until 1860 as Villar del Varo.

County of Nice countship

The County of Nice is a historical region of France located around the south-eastern city of Nice, and roughly equivalent to the modern arrondissement of Nice.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962394    
1968491+24.6%
1975383−22.0%
1982465+21.4%
1990507+9.0%
1999553+9.1%
2008646+16.8%

Twin towns — sister cities

Villars-sur-Var is twinned with:

See also

Communes of the Alpes-Maritimes department

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