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Var (depairtment)

French depairtment

The Var (French pronunciation: ​[vaʁ]) is a French depairtment in the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in Provence, in sootheast Fraunce. It taks its name frae the river Var, whilk uised tae rin alang its eastren bundary, but the bundary wis muivit in 1860. The Var is bordered eastlins bi the depairtment o Alpes-Maritimes; wastlins bi Bouches-du-Rhône northlins o the Verdon River bi the depairtment o Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, an soothlins bi the Mediterranean Sea.

Var
Coat o airms o Var
Coat o airms
Location o Var in Fraunce
Location o Var in Fraunce
Coordinates: 43°30′N 06°20′E / 43.500°N 6.333°E / 43.500; 6.333
KintraFraunce
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
PrefecturToulon
SubprefectursBrignoles
Draguignan
Govrenment
 • Preses o the General CooncilHorace Lanfranchi
Area
 • Total5,973 km2 (2,306 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Tot995,934
 • Rank21st
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Depairtment number83
Arrondissements3
Cantons43
Communes153
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lakes, ponds, an glaciers lairger than 1 km2

Toulon is the lairgest ceety an admeenistrative caipital o the Var. Ither important touns in the Var include Fréjus, Saint-Raphael, Draguignan, Brignoles an Hyères.

The Var is kent for the harbour o Toulon, the main port o the French Navy; for its seaside resorts, the maist famous o whilk is Saint-Tropez; for some fine insaumples o Romanesque an medieval airchitectur, lik the Le Thoronet Abbey an Fréjus Cathedral; a for its wines, pairteecularly the wines o Bandol.

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