Opio, Alpes-Maritimes

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A view of the church and surrounding buildings in Opio
A view of the church and surrounding buildings in Opio
Coat of arms of Opio
Coat of arms
Opio is located in France
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Opio is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Coordinates: 43°40′00″N 6°59′00″E / 43.6667°N 6.9833°E / 43.6667; 6.9833Coordinates: 43°40′00″N 6°59′00″E / 43.6667°N 6.9833°E / 43.6667; 6.9833
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Valbonne
Intercommunality CA Sophia Antipolis
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thierry Occelli (PR)
Area1 9.47 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,123
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06089 /06650
Elevation 154–361 m (505–1,184 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.

Opio is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France situated near Grasse.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1968 790 —    
1975 1,021 +29.2%
1982 1,336 +30.9%
1990 1,792 +34.1%
1999 1,922 +7.3%
2008 2,123 +10.5%


Coluche died in Opio at the age of 41, when his motorcycle crashed into a lorry.

Serbian double agent Duško Popov died in Opio on 10 August 1981, aged 69.

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