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Title: Entraunes  
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A general view of the village
A general view of the village
Coat of arms of Entraunes
Coat of arms
Entraunes is located in France
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Guillaumes
Intercommunality Cians Var
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Tardieu
Area1 81.45 km2 (31.45 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 129
 • Density 1.6/km2 (4.1/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06056 / 06470
Elevation 1,100–2,880 m (3,610–9,450 ft)
(avg. 1,260 m or 4,130 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.

Entraunes is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.


  • Location 1
  • Geography 2
  • Climate 3
  • Population 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6


Entraunes lies 110 km northwest of Nice where the Var flows into the Mediterranean. It lies in the northwest corner of Alpes-Maritimes next to the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Since 1979, it has been part of the Parc National du Mercantour.

Entraunes dominated by the Roche Grande


The Var has its source in the commune at an altitude of 1790 m at the foot of the Estenc Glacier.

The western limit of the commune is the line of peaks that separated the territory of the House of Savoie from France on the west.


The climate is high-altitude Mediterranean. Annual snowfall averages 1.80 m with 20 days of snowfall annually. Rainfall averages 1384 mm, with heavy rains in the fall and drought in the summer. Up to 1600 m, the terrain is forested, and above that, are alpine meadows up to the rocky peaks.


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