Amirat

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Amirat
Commune
The town hall of Amirat
The town hall of Amirat
Coat of arms of Amirat
Coat of arms
Amirat is located in France
Amirat
Amirat
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Amirat is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Amirat
Amirat
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 Grasse-1
Intercommunality CA Pays Grasse
Government
 • Mayor (2015-2020) Jean-Louis Conil
Area1 12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 74
 • Density 5.7/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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%.

Administration[edit]

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

Population[edit]

The commune's inhabitants are known as Amiratois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
196229—    
196839+34.5%
197540+2.6%
198272+80.0%
199050−30.6%
199941−18.0%
200844+7.3%
200953+20.5%
201475+41.5%
201574−1.3%

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

Sights[edit]

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

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