Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey

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Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey
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Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey is located in France
Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey
Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey
Coordinates: 43°41′59″N 6°50′54″E / 43.6997°N 6.8483°E / 43.6997; 6.8483Coordinates: 43°41′59″N 6°50′54″E / 43.6997°N 6.8483°E / 43.6997; 6.8483
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marc Delia
Area
 • Land1 50.68 km2 (19.57 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,214
 • Population2 density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06130 / 06460
Elevation 460–1,542 m (1,509–5,059 ft)
(avg. 730 m or 2,400 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.

Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.

Geography[edit]

It is located some 12 kilometres northwest of the famed perfume centre of Grasse on the D6085 highway.

Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey and its surrounding area are rich in stone megaliths (particularly great table-shaped stone dolmens) and Bronze Age relics, probably more than anywhere else in the South of France. The most impressive dolmen is called "Verdoline," just south of the village; it may date from as early as 4500 BC and its chamber measures some 1½ X 2 metres (5 X 6½ feet). Near this dolmen is the "Druids' Stone," a rock cylinder created by erosion.

Along the roads from Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey toward Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne and going west into the valley of the Siagne River a number of ancient tumuli burial mounds many may be seen.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 381 —    
1968 505 +32.5%
1975 575 +13.9%
1982 912 +58.6%
1990 1,536 +68.4%
1999 2,261 +47.2%
2008 3,214 +42.1%

Sport[edit]

Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey is home to the Riviera Cricket Club.

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