Alpes-Maritimes

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Alpes-Maritimes

(älp-märētēm`), department (1990 pop. 983,600), SE France, bounded by Italy on the east and the Mediterranean Sea on the south and surrounding the independent principality of MonacoMonaco
, officially Principality of Monaco, independent principality (2005 est. pop. 32,400), c.370 acres (150 hectares), on the Mediterranean Sea, an enclave within Alpes-Maritimes dept., SE France, near the Italian border.
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, city (1990 pop. 345,674), capital of Alpes-Maritimes dept., SE France, on the Mediterranean Sea. Nice is the most famous resort on the French Riviera. Although the economy depends mainly on the tourist trade, the electronics industry as well as other manufactures are
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