Carros (Occitan: Carròs) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Carros 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, Castagniers, Coaraze, Colomars, Duranus, Èze, Falicon, La Gaude, Lantosque, Levens, La Roquette-sur-Var, Saint-Blaise, Saint-Jeannet, Tourrette-Levens and Utelle.[2]

Carros
The chapel of Notre Dame des Selves, in Carros
The chapel of Notre Dame des Selves, in Carros
Coat of arms of Carros
Coat of arms
Location of Carros
Carros is located in France
Carros
Carros
Carros is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Carros
Carros
Coordinates: 43°47′36″N 7°11′18″E / 43.7933°N 7.1883°E / 43.7933; 7.1883Coordinates: 43°47′36″N 7°11′18″E / 43.7933°N 7.1883°E / 43.7933; 7.1883
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
ArrondissementGrasse
CantonNice-3
IntercommunalityMétropole Nice Côte d'Azur
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Antoine Damiani
Area
1
15.11 km2 (5.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
12,329
 • Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
06033 /06510
Elevation63–945 m (207–3,100 ft)
(avg. 385 m or 1,263 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

PopulationEdit

The inhabitants are called Carrossois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793404—    
1800576+42.6%
1806607+5.4%
1821748+23.2%
1831778+4.0%
1836811+4.2%
1841819+1.0%
1846776−5.3%
1851854+10.1%
1856818−4.2%
1861634−22.5%
1866656+3.5%
1872606−7.6%
1876534−11.9%
1881525−1.7%
1886512−2.5%
1891536+4.7%
1896560+4.5%
1901443−20.9%
1906453+2.3%
1911453+0.0%
1921390−13.9%
1926384−1.5%
1931403+4.9%
1936509+26.3%
1946563+10.6%
1954662+17.6%
1962761+15.0%
1968963+26.5%
19754,197+335.8%
19828,457+101.5%
199010,747+27.1%
199910,710−0.3%
200811,515+7.5%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "The route of perched villages" (PDF). Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur. 2013.