Aspremont Town Hall
|Intercommunality||Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Alexandre Ferretti|
|Area1||9.44 km2 (3.64 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||06006 /06790|
|Elevation||100–855 m (328–2,805 ft)
(avg. 530 m or 1,740 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aspremontois or Aspremontoises.
Aspremont is located some 10 km north of Nice and 5 km east of Carros. Access to the commune is by road M414 (Route de Nice) from Nice in the south, by the M14 road from Saint-Blaise in the north, and by the M719 from Tourrette-Levens in the east. Apart from the village there are the towns of Les Salettes, La Plaine, La Valliere, and La Prairie near the village and Les Templiers, Bassac, Cabanes Bletonnieres, and Gibeste in the south. The commune is rugged and heavily forested in the west and east.
Aspremont is one of sixteen villages grouped together by the Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur tourist department as the Route des Villages Perchés (Route of Perched Villages). The others are: Carros, Castagniers, Coaraze, Colomars, Duranus, Èze, Falicon, La Gaude, Lantosque, Levens, La Roquette-sur-Var, Saint-Blaise, Saint-Jeannet, Tourrette-Levens and Utelle.
After the abandonment of the Aspremont-le-Vieux site in 1426, a fortified village was built in concentric circles at the foot of Mont-Chauve on a hill overlooking a path between the Var and the Paillon de Tourrette Valley. Soil and sunshine favoured the cultivation of vines, olives, and fruit trees, particularly fig trees. There was production of wine and olive oil in the county until the end of the 19th century.
Argent, an eagle of Gules preying on a mount of 3 hillocks of Sable issuant in base, surmounted by a mullet of Azure.
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 2,187 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Sites and monuments
- Fort of Mont Chauve of Aspremont (19th century)
- Ruins of the medieval village on Mont Cima
- The house where François-Xavier Maistre was born
- Church of Saint-Jacques le Mejeur
- Chapel of Saint-Claude
- Chapel of Notre-Dame des Salettes
- François-Xavier Maistre (1705-1789), President of the Senate of Savoy, father of Joseph de Maistre and Xavier de Maistre, was a native of Aspremont in the County of Nice.
- Magma, a musical group, has had a recording studio in the commune since 2010.
- Montechiaro d'Acqui, Italy (2003)
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine., the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
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