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The church of Duranus
The church of Duranus
Coat of arms of Duranus
Coat of arms
Duranus is located in France
Coordinates: 43°53′39″N 7°15′35″E / 43.8942°N 7.2597°E / 43.8942; 7.2597Coordinates: 43°53′39″N 7°15′35″E / 43.8942°N 7.2597°E / 43.8942; 7.2597
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Levens
Intercommunality Nice-Côte d'Azur
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Roux
Area1 16.10 km2 (6.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 170
 • Density 11/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06055 /06670
Elevation 194–1,500 m (636–4,921 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.

Duranus (Occitan: Duranús) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1982 118 —    
1990 142 +20.3%
1999 156 +9.9%
2008 170 +9.0%


Duranus is one of thirteen villages grouped together by the Communauté d'agglomération de Nice-Côte d'Azur tourist department as the Route des Villages Perchés (Route of Perched Villages). The others are: Aspremont, Castagniers, Coaraze, Colomars, Èze, Falicon, La Gaude, La Roquette, Levens, Saint-Blaise, Saint-Jeannet and Tourrette-Levens.[1]

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  1. ^ Booklet The route of perched villages, Communaute Nice Côte d'Azur, 2007

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