Auvare

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Auvare
View of the Village
View of the Village
Coat of arms of Auvare
Coat of arms
Location of Auvare
Auvare is located in France
Auvare
Auvare
Auvare is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Auvare
Auvare
Coordinates: 43°59′20″N 6°54′32″E / 43.9889°N 6.9089°E / 43.9889; 6.9089Coordinates: 43°59′20″N 6°54′32″E / 43.9889°N 6.9089°E / 43.9889; 6.9089
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
ArrondissementNice
CantonVence
IntercommunalityAlpes d'Azur
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Bernadette Drogoul
Area
1
18.27 km2 (7.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
34
 • Density1.9/km2 (4.8/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Auvarois
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
06008 /06260
Elevation479–2,133 m (1,572–6,998 ft)
(avg. 1,100 m or 3,600 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Auvare (Occitan: Auvara) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of south-eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Auvarois or Auvaroises.[2]

Geography[edit]

Auvare is located some 45 km north-east of Nice (in a direct line) and 6 km north-east of Puget-Théniers in the heart of the Alps. Access to the commune is by the D16 road from Puget-Theniers which passes through the far south of the commune and continues, changing its designation to D316, to join the D2202 just south of Daluis. Access to the village in the centre of the commune is by a small local road which branches from the D16 in the south of the commune and follows a tortuous and long route to the village. There is also an equally tortuous route going west from the village which eventually meets the D316 west of the commune. Apart from the village there is the hamlet of Les Vignes towards the south. The terrain of the commune is alpine and very rugged with no apparent farmland.[3]

Numerous waterways rise in the commune and flow generally south-west including the Roudoule which forms the north-western border, the Vallon du Serre Long, the Vallon de Mous which flows east to the commune boundary where it joins an unnamed stream which flows north-east and forms the north-eastern border, the Ravin de Peichal flows north to join the same stream, and the Vallon d'Auvare with many tributaries which rises north of the village and flows south through the village continuing south to join the Torrent de Mayola.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]

History[edit]

After the Roman conquest (which was completed in 14 BC), Augustus organized the Alps into provinces. The territory of the present commune of Auvare was part of the province of Alpes Maritimae which was attached to the civitas of Glanate (Glandevès). In late antiquity the Diocese of Glandevès defined the limits of this civitas.[4]

The Roudoule Valley was conquered by the French Revolutionary Army in October 1792. The region was annexed by the decree of 31 January 1793 and confirmed by the Treaty of Paris (1796). The French Revolution was apparently well received since a Liberty Tree was planted and remained until the Restoration of the Savoyard State in 1814. The Savoyards hastened to levy taxes bringing a new upheaval to the Auvare community.[5]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Auvare
Blazon:

Gules, in chief of Or.



Administration[edit]

The church at Auvare

List of Successive Mayors[6]

From To Name Party Position
1892 1892 Antonin Ravel
1892 1900 François Dalmas
1900 1912 Antoine Baud
1912 1919 Séraphin Baret
1919 1925 Paul Laugier
1925 1943 Jules Baud
1943 1947 Félix Martin
1947 1953 Charles Marius Lions
1953 1977 Marcel Jourdan
1977 2008 Clément Jourdan DVD
2008 Current Bernadette Drogoul DVD

(Not all data is known)

Since 1 January 2014 Auvare has been part of the Community of communes of Alpes d'Azur. It was previously a member of the Community of communes des vallées d'Azur until this disappeared during the implementation of a new departmental plan for inter-communal cooperation.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200653—    
200754+1.9%
200855+1.9%
200952−5.5%
201049−5.8%
201146−6.1%
201245−2.2%
201343−4.4%
201440−7.0%
201536−10.0%
201632−11.1%

Economy[edit]

The main economic resource is sheep farming.

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Yves Bernard, Tourist and Cultural Annual for Alpes-Maritimes and Monaco, p. 459, Éditions Campanile, 1997 ISBN 2912366-003 (in French)

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Alpes-Maritimes (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ Brigitte Beaujard, The Cities of Southern Gaul from the 3rd to the 7th centuries, Gallia, 63, 2006, CNRS éditions, p. 22 (in French)
  5. ^ History of Roudoule country, Roudoule, écomusée en terre gavotte, consulted on 19 July 2012 (in French)
  6. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)

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