Revest-les-Roches

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Revest-les-Roches
View of the village on the way to Bonson
View of the village on the way to Bonson
Coat of arms of Revest-les-Roches
Coat of arms
Revest-les-Roches is located in France
Revest-les-Roches
Revest-les-Roches
Coordinates: 43°52′53″N 7°09′29″E / 43.8814°N 7.1581°E / 43.8814; 7.1581Coordinates: 43°52′53″N 7°09′29″E / 43.8814°N 7.1581°E / 43.8814; 7.1581
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Roquesteron
Intercommunality Vallée de l'Estéron
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) René Goldoni
Area1 8.61 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 211
 • Density 25/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06100 / 06830
Elevation 138–1,524 m (453–5,000 ft)
(avg. 853 m or 2,799 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.

Revest-les-Roches is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.

Its inhabitants are called Revestois.

Toponomy[edit]

The name of the village, as it was forst recorde in 1007 (Revestis), is from the Occitan revèst, a variant of revers, and signifies a site exposed to the north.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 40 —    
1968 25 −37.5%
1975 25 +0.0%
1982 49 +96.0%
1990 122 +149.0%
1999 162 +32.8%
2005 192 +18.5%
2006 197 +2.6%
2010 212 +7.6%
2012 211 −0.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ernest Nègre, Toponymie générale de la France : étymologie de 35 000 noms de lieux, vol. 2 : Formations non-romanes ; formations dialectales, Geneva, Librairie Droz, coll. « Publications romanes et françaises » (no 194), 1996, 676 p. (ISBN 978-2-600-00133-5), § 22391, p 1199