Flayosc

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Flayosc
Coat of arms of Flayosc
Coat of arms
Flayosc is located in France
Flayosc
Flayosc
Coordinates: 43°32′06″N 6°23′51″E / 43.535°N 6.3975°E / 43.535; 6.3975Coordinates: 43°32′06″N 6°23′51″E / 43.535°N 6.3975°E / 43.535; 6.3975
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Draguignan
Canton Draguignan
Intercommunality Draguignan
Government
 • Mayor Xavier Guerrini
Area1 45.95 km2 (17.74 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,387
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 83058 / 83780
Elevation 140–752 m (459–2,467 ft)
(avg. 235 m or 771 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.

Flayosc is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, in southeastern France.

Geography[edit]

Flayosc is far 7 km (4.3 mi) from Draguignan, and about 35 km (22 mi) from the Mediterranean sea.

The village is located on a rocky hill, near the church. Three very small rivers crosses the village : the Pontchalade, the Florieyes and the Rimalte.

Economy[edit]

History[edit]

Antiquity[edit]

The place allowed to watch over the valley and to protect villages in the neighbourhood, for example Saint-Lambert (far from 5 km).

After the destruction of Antea, a village in the neighbourhood, by Roman Empire, people decided the live in this place.

Middle Age[edit]

Since 1789[edit]

The lord of Flayosc lost his powers and his castle during the French Revolution.

In the 19th century, the village became a place where shoes were made : many factories were created. The village had, thanks to this activity, a long prosperous period. About 3,000 people lived in Flayosc in 1914.

Natural patrimony, fauna and flora[edit]

The village is classified in Zone Natura 2000 and in Zone Naturelle d'Intérêt Ecologique, Faunistique et Floristique.

Twin towns[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Charles-Laurent Salch, Dictionnaire des châteaux et fortifications de la France au Moyen Âge, ed. Publitotal, reprint 1991, page 478.

See also[edit]

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