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|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Monique Giraud-Lazari|
|• Land1||17.14 km2 (6.62 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||06043 / 06390|
|Elevation||313–1,414 m (1,027–4,639 ft)
(avg. 620 m or 2,030 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.
The village itself is built on a sandstone mount at the foot of Mount Férion (1,414 metres or 4,660 feet (1,420 m) high).
Erected as a baronnie in 1629, Coaraze was under Spanish administration from 1744 to 1748. In the nineteenth century the old trail was replaced by a road.
Its inhabitants are called Coaraziens.
Coaraze is one of thirteen villages grouped together by the Communauté d'agglomération de Nice-Côte d'Azur tourist department as the Route des Villages Perchés (Route of Perched Villages). The others are: Aspremont, Castagniers, Colomars, Duranus, Èze, Falicon, La Gaude, La Roquette, Levens, Saint-Blaise, Saint-Jeannet and Tourrette-Levens.
Coaraze is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (most beautiful villages of France) association.
- Booklet The route of perched villages, Communaute Nice Côte d'Azur, 2007
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