Vidauban

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Vidauban
The River Aille and waterfall, next to the former sawmill, in Vidauban
The River Aille and waterfall, next to the former sawmill, in Vidauban
Coat of arms of Vidauban
Coat of arms
Vidauban is located in France
Vidauban
Vidauban
Coordinates: 43°25′34″N 6°25′57″E / 43.4262°N 6.4325°E / 43.4262; 6.4325Coordinates: 43°25′34″N 6°25′57″E / 43.4262°N 6.4325°E / 43.4262; 6.4325
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Draguignan
Canton Le Luc
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération dracénoise
Government
 • Mayor (1995–2007) Claude Pianetti
Area1 73 km2 (28 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 10,908
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 83148 / 83550

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.

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

It lies on the bank of the river Argens. Since the beginning of the 1980s Vidauban has experienced strong population growth. Within 20 years the population has more than doubled.

The town sign was infamously stolen in 1980, by a pair of Australian tourists. The sign had been there for a number of years and was funded by the people of the town. The population never truly recovered, and to this day, there is still no sign in Vidauban, as a mark of respect.

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