Puget-Rostang

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Puget-Rostang
Coat of arms of Puget-Rostang
Coat of arms
Puget-Rostang is located in France
Puget-Rostang
Puget-Rostang
Coordinates: 43°58′29″N 6°55′06″E / 43.9747°N 6.9183°E / 43.9747; 6.9183Coordinates: 43°58′29″N 6°55′06″E / 43.9747°N 6.9183°E / 43.9747; 6.9183
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Puget-Théniers
Intercommunality Vallées d'Azur
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Maurin
Area
 • Land1 22.46 km2 (8.67 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 106
 • Population2 density 4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06098 / 06260
Elevation 537–1,738 m (1,762–5,702 ft)
(avg. 771 m or 2,530 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The commune is traversed by the Cianavelle and the Raton River.

It is located 70 km from Nice and 6 km from Puget-Théniers, seat of the canton.

The climate is Mediterranean, but tempered by the 700 m altitude. Winters are brisk, but with no snow.

The village lies at the confluence of the Mairola and the Riou d’Auvare. The valley of the Mairola lies east and west and is dominated by the Mount Cimaillon (1514 m), which was topped by a castle.

Economy[edit]

Until the middle of the 19th century, the village raised just enough to feed itself. Grain grew poorly in the rocky soil, and the vineyards only provided enough for family consumption. Each family had a few sheep and a couple of goats. The only notable product was prunes.

Since that time, artisanal products have dominated the economy. An eco-museum featuring tools and implements attracts visitors to the region.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1822 272 —    
1858 186 −31.6%
1861 177 −4.8%
1883 166 −6.2%
1891 151 −9.0%
1906 129 −14.6%
1936 71 −45.0%
1962 24 −66.2%
1968 61 +154.2%
1975 70 +14.8%
1982 85 +21.4%
1990 115 +35.3%
1999 114 −0.9%
2008 106 −7.0%

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