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Grasse

commune in Alpes-Maritimes, France

Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Grasse
The old town
The old town
Coat of arms of Grasse
Coat of arms
Grasse is located in France
Grasse
Grasse
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Grasse is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Grasse
Grasse
Coordinates: 43°24′N 6°33′E / 43.4°N 6.55°E / 43.4; 6.55Coordinates: 43°24′N 6°33′E / 43.4°N 6.55°E / 43.4; 6.55
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–14) Christian Estrosi
Area
1
44.44 km2 (17.16 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)2
51,021
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
Elevation80–1,061 m (262–3,481 ft)
(avg. 333 m or 1,093 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.

The town is considered the world's capital of perfume.