Alpes Maritimae

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Provincia Alpes Maritimae
Province of the Roman Empire
14 BC–5th Century
Location of Alpes Maritmae
The Roman Empire c. AD 117, with the province of Alpes Maritimae highlighted.
Capital Cemenelum
Historical era Antiquity
 -  Established by Augustus 14 BC
 -  Frankish Empire 5th Century
Today part of  France

Alpes Maritimae (Alpes Maritimæ) was a province of the Roman Empire. It, Alpes Poeninae and Alpes Cottiae were the three provinces straddling the Alps between modern France and Italy.

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Founded in 14 BC by Augustus, Alpes Maritimae initially had its capital at Cemenelum, modern Cimiez, which is now a district within the city of Nice, France.

In 297, the province was extended to the north and north-west as far as the River Durance and the Montgenèvre Pass. Its capital was transferred to Civitas Ebrodunensium, which today is known as Embrun.

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