Cagnes-sur-Mer

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Cagnes-sur-Mer
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Flag of Cagnes-sur-Mer
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Cagnes-sur-Mer is located in France
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 43°39′52″N 7°08′56″E / 43.6644°N 7.1489°E / 43.6644; 7.1489Coordinates: 43°39′52″N 7°08′56″E / 43.6644°N 7.1489°E / 43.6644; 7.1489
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Cagnes-sur-Mer-Centre
Cagnes-sur-Mer-Ouest
Saint-Laurent-du-Var-Cagnes-sur-Mer-Est
Intercommunality Nice-Côte d'Azur
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Louis Nègre (UMP)
Area
 • Land1 17.95 km2 (6.93 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 48,926
 • Population2 density 2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06027 / 06800
Elevation 0–187 m (0–614 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.

Cagnes-sur-Mer (IPA: [kaɲ syʁ mɛʁ]) is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Geography[edit]

It is the largest suburb of the city of Nice and lies to the west-southwest of it, about 15 km (9.3 mi) from the center.

History[edit]

It was the retreat and final address of the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who moved there in 1907 in an attempt to improve his arthritis, and remained until his death in 1919. In the late 1920s, Cagnes-sur-Mer became a residence for many American renowned literary and art figures, such as Kay Boyle, George Antheil and Harry and Caresse Crosby.[1][2]

Belarusian-French artist Chaim Soutine created powerful, fanciful landscapes of southern France. A friend of Amedeo Modigliani, Soutine left colourful landscapes from Cagnes from 1924 on.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,304 —    
1800 1,168 −10.4%
1806 1,519 +30.1%
1821 1,936 +27.5%
1831 2,349 +21.3%
1836 2,317 −1.4%
1841 2,102 −9.3%
1846 2,454 +16.7%
1851 2,443 −0.4%
1856 2,280 −6.7%
1861 2,435 +6.8%
1866 2,793 +14.7%
1872 2,582 −7.6%
1876 2,400 −7.0%
1881 2,855 +19.0%
1886 3,057 +7.1%
1891 2,962 −3.1%
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1896 3,029 —    
1901 3,381 +11.6%
1906 3,705 +9.6%
1911 5,044 +36.1%
1921 5,395 +7.0%
1926 7,499 +39.0%
1931 7,866 +4.9%
1936 9,038 +14.9%
1946 9,315 +3.1%
1954 11,066 +18.8%
1962 15,392 +39.1%
1968 22,110 +43.6%
1975 29,538 +33.6%
1982 35,214 +19.2%
1990 40,902 +16.2%
1999 43,929 +7.4%
2008 48,926 +11.4%

Sights[edit]

Places of interest include Renoir's estate, Les Collettes, surrounded by olive trees ; the Medieval castle at le Haut-de-Cagnes and the Cros quarter, founded by Italian fishermen in the nineteenth century.

It is also known for its horse racing venue, the Hippodrome de la Côte d'Azur, and a four-kilometre pebble beach.

Transport[edit]

The Gare de Cagnes-sur-Mer railway station offers local services in the directions of Nice and Cannes.

International relations[edit]

The commune is twinned with:

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antheil, George (1952); Bad Boy of Music
  2. ^ "A(braham) Lincoln Gillespie, Jr. Biography | Dictionary of Literary Biography". Bookrags.com. 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 

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