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The town hall of Amirat
The town hall of Amirat
Coat of arms of Amirat
Coat of arms
Amirat is located in France
Coordinates: 43°53′29″N 6°49′30″E / 43.8914°N 6.825°E / 43.8914; 6.825Coordinates: 43°53′29″N 6°49′30″E / 43.8914°N 6.825°E / 43.8914; 6.825
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Saint-Auban
Intercommunality Monts d'Azur
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yvon Michel
Area1 12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 44
 • Density 3.4/km2 (8.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06002 / 06910
Elevation 725–1,373 m (2,379–4,505 ft)
(avg. 860 m or 2,820 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.

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


This little village is made up of three quarters:

  • The Agots, with the church and the hostel.
  • Amirat village, where the mayor's office is located.
  • Maupoil, location of the 16th century Saint Jeannet's Chapel.


Amirat had the fourth highest percentage of people who voted for Jean-Marie Le Pen of all French communes during the second round of voting in 2002 - 59.26%.


The current mayor is Yvon Michel of the UMP, who was elected in 2005 and reelected in 2008.


The commune's inhabitants are known as Amiratois.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 29 —    
1968 39 +34.5%
1975 40 +2.6%
1982 72 +80.0%
1990 50 −30.6%
1999 41 −18.0%
2008 44 +7.3%

A well known Iyengar yoga instructor, Charles Cartmell, is an Amirat resident.


Saint Jeannet's Chapel, a 16th-century chapel with lovely wooden gate in Maupoil.

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