Tourrette-Levens

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Tourrette-Levens
A view of Tourrette-Levens from the castle
A view of Tourrette-Levens from the castle
Coat of arms of Tourrette-Levens
Coat of arms
Location of Tourrette-Levens
Tourrette-Levens is located in France
Tourrette-Levens
Tourrette-Levens
Tourrette-Levens is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Tourrette-Levens
Tourrette-Levens
Coordinates: 43°47′15″N 7°16′36″E / 43.7875°N 7.2767°E / 43.7875; 7.2767Coordinates: 43°47′15″N 7°16′36″E / 43.7875°N 7.2767°E / 43.7875; 7.2767
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
ArrondissementNice
CantonTourrette-Levens
IntercommunalityMétropole Nice Côte d'Azur
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Frère
Area
1
16.5 km2 (6.4 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
4,728
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tourrettans
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
06147 /06690
Elevation160–845 m (525–2,772 ft)
(avg. 390 m or 1,280 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.

Tourrette-Levens (Occitan: Torreta de Levens) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,035—    
19682,650+30.2%
19752,644−0.2%
19823,004+13.6%
19903,412+13.6%
19994,116+20.6%
20084,728+14.9%

Tourism[edit]

Tourrette-Levens 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: Aspremont, Carros, Castagniers, Coaraze, Colomars, Duranus, Èze, Falicon, La Gaude, Lantosque, Levens, La Roquette-sur-Var, Saint-Blaise, Saint-Jeannet and Utelle.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Commune de Tourrette-Levens (06147), INSEE
  2. ^ "The route of perched villages" (PDF). Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur. 2013.