Utelle

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Utelle
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Coat of arms of Utelle
Coat of arms
Utelle is located in France
Utelle
Utelle
Coordinates: 43°55′07″N 7°14′53″E / 43.9186°N 7.2481°E / 43.9186; 7.2481Coordinates: 43°55′07″N 7°14′53″E / 43.9186°N 7.2481°E / 43.9186; 7.2481
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Lantosque
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Cortes
Area
 • Land1 67.97 km2 (26.24 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 693
 • Population2 density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06151 / 06450
Elevation 126–2,080 m (413–6,824 ft)
(avg. 800 m or 2,600 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.

Utelle (Occitan: Uels) is a commune about 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.

Geography[edit]

It is perched on a hill along the Vesubie Gorge not far from the Mercantour National Park.

Sights[edit]

Formerly an agricultural village planted with numerous olive trees, the village is near the Madonne d'Utelle, a chapel that serves as an annual pilgrimage site for local Catholics.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 506 —    
1968 516 +2.0%
1975 451 −12.6%
1982 398 −11.8%
1990 456 +14.6%
1999 488 +7.0%
2008 693 +42.0%

See also[edit]

Communes of the Alpes-Maritimes department

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