City theater, Draguignan
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Richard Strambio|
|Area1||53.8 km2 (20.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||83050 /83300|
|Elevation||153–603 m (502–1,978 ft)
(avg. 376 m or 1,234 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.
It is a subprefecture of the department.
History[change | change source]
Draguignan became the prefecture of the Var in 1797, at the beginning of the French Revolution. This was even if the town was not the biggest city in the department. It remained as the prefecture until 1974 when it was moved to Toulon.
Geography[change | change source]
The city is at the foot of the Malmont mountain, in a valley that is about 2 km (1.2 mi) long, from northwest to southeast. The Nartuby, a tributary of the Argens river, flows to the west of the city.
Climate[change | change source]
Population[change | change source]
Sister cities[change | change source]
Draguignan is twinned with:
Gallery[change | change source]
Chapelle des Minimes and convent, Draguignan
References[change | change source]
- "Historique du Var". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "Comparateur de territoire - Commune de Draguignan (83050)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "Draguignan". Map-France.com. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
- "La ville de Draguignan". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 27 November 2016.
- "Var" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
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