|Canton||La Seyne-sur-Mer and Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer|
|Intercommunality||Toulon Provence Méditerranée|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Arthur Paecht|
|• Land1||22.17 km2 (8.56 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||83126 / 83500|
|Elevation||0–352 m (0–1,155 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 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 Seyne-sur-Mer, or La Seyne is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It is part of the agglomeration of Toulon, and is situated adjacent to the west of this city.
It owed its importance to the shipbuilding trade, the Société des Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranée having here one of the finest shipbuilding yards in Europe (it is a branch of the larger establishment at Marseille), which gave employment to about 3,000 workers.
In recent years the town has moved from its traditional industries to tourism. The docks previously used have had extensive work and now comprise a park, marinas and a new (2010) hotel overloooking Toulon and the marinas.
The population is diverse in origins and the outer suburbs are undergoing a transformation with old multi storey apartments being replaced with modern developments. La Seyne has a railway station, Gare de La Seyne-Six-Fours, on the line from Toulon to Marseille.
Buildings and structures
- Jean Gaspard de Vence (1747–1808)
- Napoléon Bonaparte (1769–1821)
- George Sand (1804–1876)
- Michel Pacha (1819–1907)
- Henri Rieunier (1833–1918)
- Jean Marquet (1883–1954)
- Henri Olive Tamari (1898–1980)
- Édouard Jauffret (1900–1945)
- Fernand Bonifay (1920–1993)
- Gabriel Pérès (1920–2004)
- Pierre Moustiers (1924)
- Johannès Galland (1934)
- Henri Tisot (1937–2011)
- Léon Loppy (1966)
- Marcus Malte (1967)
- Frédéric Meyrieu (1968)
- Gérald Orsoni (1972)
- Patrice Collazo (1974)
- Marc Zanotti (1975)
- Sébastien Squillaci (1980)
- Mohamed Sy (1980)
- Camille Traversa (1981)
- Pascal Ragondet (1983)
- John Revox (1983)
- Sébastien Bisciglia (1984)
- Alexis Farjaudon (1985)
- Bafétimbi Gomis (1985), footballer currently playing for Swansea City A.F.C.
- Fabien Lamatina (1985)
- Pier-Nicol Feldis (1986)
- Jérôme J. Dufourg (1986)
- Bruno Lancelle (1986)
- Emmanuel Ragondet (1987)
- Mickaël Ivaldi (1990)
- Nampalys Mendy (1992)
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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