La Garde, Var

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La Garde
Coat of arms of La Garde
Coat of arms
La Garde is located in France
La Garde
La Garde
Coordinates: 43°07′32″N 6°00′39″E / 43.1256°N 6.0108°E / 43.1256; 6.0108Coordinates: 43°07′32″N 6°00′39″E / 43.1256°N 6.0108°E / 43.1256; 6.0108
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Toulon
Canton La Garde
Intercommunality Toulon Provence Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Jean-Louis Masson
Area1 15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 26,005
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 83062 / 83130
Elevation 0–206 m (0–676 ft)
(avg. 1 m or 3.3 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.

La Garde (Provençal: La Garda) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

It is located in the metropolitan Communauté d'agglomération Toulon Provence Méditerranée, and is east of the city of Toulon.

History[edit]

The name derives from the town's ancient origins, meaning "The Guard". It is mentioned in 1056, when its castles was a fief of the Bishops of Toulon; they kept it until the 13th century, when it was handed over to the Castellanes, then the lords of Glandevès and the Thomas. Today only a tower and the chapel remain of the castle.

La Garde was repeatedly invaded during the French Wars of Religion. In 1707 it was sacked by Savoyard troops.

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