Entraunes

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Entraunes
Entraunes (26).jpg
Coat of arms of Entraunes
Coat of arms
Entraunes is located in France
Entraunes
Entraunes
Coordinates: 44°11′20″N 6°44′56″E / 44.1889°N 6.7489°E / 44.1889; 6.7489Coordinates: 44°11′20″N 6°44′56″E / 44.1889°N 6.7489°E / 44.1889; 6.7489
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Guillaumes
Intercommunality Cians Var
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Tardieu
Area1 81.45 km2 (31.45 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 129
 • Density 1.6/km2 (4.1/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06056 / 06470
Elevation 1,100–2,880 m (3,610–9,450 ft)
(avg. 1,260 m or 4,130 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.

Entraunes is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.

Location[edit]

Entraunes lies 110 km northwest of Nice where the Var flows into the Mediterranean. It lies in the northwest corner of Alpes-Maritimes next to the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Since 1979, it has been part of the Parc National du Mercantour.

Entraunes dominated by the Roche Grande

Geography[edit]

The Var has its source in the commune at an altitude of 1790 m at the foot of the Estenc Glacier.

The western limit of the commune is the line of peaks that separated the territory of the House of Savoie from France on the west.

Climate[edit]

The climate is high-altitude Mediterranean. Annual snowfall averages 1.80 m with 20 days of snowfall annually. Rainfall averages 1384 mm, with heavy rains in the fall and drought in the summer. Up to 1600 m, the terrain is forested, and above that, are alpine meadows up to the rocky peaks.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1718 660 —    
1776 761 +15.3%
1838 675 −11.3%
1861 479 −29.0%
1896 375 −21.7%
1901 359 −4.3%
1911 403 +12.3%
1921 304 −24.6%
1931 233 −23.4%
1936 234 +0.4%
1946 201 −14.1%
1954 142 −29.4%
1962 127 −10.6%
1968 103 −18.9%
1975 122 +18.4%
1990 127 +4.1%
1999 125 −1.6%
2008 129 +3.2%

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