The town hall of Amirat
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Yvon Michel|
|Area1||12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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.
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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