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Draguignan
City theater, Draguignan
City theater, Draguignan
Coat of arms of Draguignan
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Draguignan
Canton Draguignan
Intercommunality Draguignan
Area1 53.8 km2 (20.8 sq mi)
Population (2013) 39,174
 • Density 728.1/km2 (1,885.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Dracénois
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 83050 /83300
Elevation 153–603 m (502–1,978 ft)
(avg. 376 m or 1,234 ft)
Website www.ville-draguignan.fr/
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Draguignan (Occitan: Draguinhan) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, in southeastern France.

It is a subprefecture of the department.

History

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

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.

Draguignan has an area of 53.8 km2 (20.8 sq mi), and its average altitude is 376 m (1,234 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 200 m (660 ft).

Map of the commune Draguignan

Draguignan is surrounded by the communes Saint-Rémy, Maleville, La Bastide-l'Évêque, Morlhon-le-Haut, Sanvensa, La Rouquette, Savignac and Toulonjac.

Climate

The climate of Draguignan, in the Köppen climate classification, is Csb - Mediterranean climate with template summers.

Population

With a population in 2013 of 39,174, Draguignan has a population density is of 728.1 inhabitants/km2.

The inhabitants of Draguignan are known, in French, as Dracenois (women: Dracenoises).

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