- a department in SE France. 1527 sq. mi. (3955 sq. km). Capital: Nice.
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Its course is so sinuous, as it comes down from its source in the Alpes-Maritimes, that it is known locally as le serpent.
Burnat says he found the species undoubtedly wild in the Alpes-Maritimes, and he gave specimens of it to Boissier.Origin of Cultivated Plants
Alphonse De Candolle
To the south is the open sea, and to the north the varied background of the Alpes-Maritimes.
- a department of the SE corner of France in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region. Capital: Nice. Pop: 1 045 973 (2003 est). Area: 4298 sq km (1676 sq miles)
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