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Cannes' port and Croisette.

Cannes is a touristic city located in south of France, in the department of Alpes-Maritimes. This city has 73,600 inhabitants (2012) and an area of 19.62 km².

The city is known worldwide for its annual summer event, the Cannes Film Festival, where famous actors and producers come to present and promote their films to the public.

Economy[edit | edit source]

The Promenade de la Croisette.

Cannes has a major economic environment based on tourism and business. It has developed high technology activities with Sophia Antipolis' technopolis.

The city hosts Cannes – Mandelieu Airport alongside Mandelieu-la-Napoule for aviation training and business jets traffic.

The Cannes Mandelieu Space Center, owned by Thales Alenia Space, is one of the European artificial satellites and space probes manufacturers.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The Lérins Islands (Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat) are the largest islands off the bay of Cannes.

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