Breil-sur-Roya

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Breil-sur-Roya
Breil sur Roya, Tour de la Cruella 3.JPG
Breil-sur-Roya is located in France
Breil-sur-Roya
Breil-sur-Roya
Coordinates: 43°56′17″N 7°30′54″E / 43.9381°N 7.515°E / 43.9381; 7.515Coordinates: 43°56′17″N 7°30′54″E / 43.9381°N 7.515°E / 43.9381; 7.515
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Breil-sur-Roya
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joseph Ghilardi
Area1 81.31 km2 (31.39 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,117
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06023 / 06540
Elevation 151–2,080 m (495–6,824 ft)
(avg. 310 m or 1,020 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.

Breil-sur-Roya (Italian: Breglio or Breglio sul Roia, Occitan: Brei o Brelh de Ròia, Ligurian: Breggio) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 932 —    
1800 1,419 +52.3%
1806 1,511 +6.5%
1822 1,969 +30.3%
1838 2,392 +21.5%
1848 2,637 +10.2%
1858 2,458 −6.8%
1861 2,706 +10.1%
1866 2,709 +0.1%
1872 2,595 −4.2%
1876 2,576 −0.7%
1881 2,538 −1.5%
1886 2,565 +1.1%
1891 2,696 +5.1%
1896 2,668 −1.0%
1901 2,728 +2.2%
1906 2,645 −3.0%
1911 2,804 +6.0%
1921 5,136 +83.2%
1926 2,899 −43.6%
1931 2,666 −8.0%
1936 2,562 −3.9%
1946 1,321 −48.4%
1954 2,029 +53.6%
1962 1,994 −1.7%
1968 2,148 +7.7%
1975 2,089 −2.7%
1982 2,095 +0.3%
1990 2,058 −1.8%
1999 2,028 −1.5%
2008 2,117 +4.4%

Transportation[edit]

Breil-sur-Roya is one of the towns on the route of Train de merveilles which runs between Nice and Cuneo in Italy.

Tourism[edit]

The GR52, part of the French Grande Randonnée walking trail network links the town to Gorges de Saorge and Vallon de Zouayne.

Breil-sur-Roya is particularly known for trout fishing. The Roya river runs through town and is open to trout anglers from March to September. Part of the trout run is reserved for fly-fishing. Trout anglers share the river with rafters, another popular local sport.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Breil-sur-Roya is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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