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Breil-sur-Roya

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Coordinates: 43°56′17″N 7°30′54″E / 43.9381°N 7.515°E / 43.9381; 7.515Coordinates: 43°56′17″N 7°30′54″E / 43.9381°N 7.515°E / 43.9381; 7.515{{#coordinates:43.9381|7.515|type:city(2117)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Alpes-Maritimes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Nice</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Breil-sur-Roya</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Joseph Ghilardi</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 81.31 km2 (31.39 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2008)2</th><td> 2,117</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 26/km2 (67/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 06023 / 06540</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Breil-sur-Roya (Italian: Breglio or Breglio sul Roia, Occitan: Brei o Brelh de Ròia, Ligurian: Breggio) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.

Population

Breil-sur-Roya
The tower of Cruella, in Breil-sur-Roya
The tower of Cruella, in Breil-sur-Roya
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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793932—    
18001,419+52.3%
18061,511+6.5%
18221,969+30.3%
18382,392+21.5%
18482,637+10.2%
18582,458−6.8%
18612,706+10.1%
18662,709+0.1%
18722,595−4.2%
18762,576−0.7%
18812,538−1.5%
18862,565+1.1%
18912,696+5.1%
18962,668−1.0%
19012,728+2.2%
19062,645−3.0%
19112,804+6.0%
19215,136+83.2%
19262,899−43.6%
19312,666−8.0%
19362,562−3.9%
19461,321−48.4%
19542,029+53.6%
19621,994−1.7%
19682,148+7.7%
19752,089−2.7%
19822,095+0.3%
19902,058−1.8%
19992,028−1.5%
20082,117+4.4%

Transportation

Breil-sur-Roya is one of the towns on the route of Train de merveilles which runs between Nice and Cuneo in Italy.

Tourism

The GR52, part of the French Grande Randonnée walking trail network links the town to Gorges de Saorge and Vallon de Zouayne.

Breil-sur-Roya is particularly known for trout fishing. The Roya river runs through town and is open to trout anglers from March to September. Part of the trout run is reserved for fly-fishing. Trout anglers share the river with rafters, another popular local sport.

Twin towns — Sister cities

Breil-sur-Roya is twinned with:

See also

References

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