Brignoles

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Brignoles
Subprefecture and commune
Pedestrian street in Brignoles
Pedestrian street in Brignoles
Coat of arms of Brignoles
Coat of arms
Brignoles is located in France
Brignoles
Brignoles
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Brignoles is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Brignoles
Brignoles
Coordinates: 43°24′21″N 6°03′41″E / 43.4058°N 6.0615°E / 43.4058; 6.0615Coordinates: 43°24′21″N 6°03′41″E / 43.4058°N 6.0615°E / 43.4058; 6.0615
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Brignoles
Canton Brignoles
Intercommunality Comté de Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Gilardo
Area1 70.53 km2 (27.23 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 15,912
 • Density 230/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 83023 /83170
Elevation 190–767 m (623–2,516 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.

Brignoles (French pronunciation: ​[bʁiɲɔl]; Occitan: Brinhòla) is a commune in the Var département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

It was the summer residence of the counts of Provence. Their castle dates from the thirteenth century.

Personalities[edit]

It was the birthplace of:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Brignoles is twinned with the towns of:[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ville de Brignoles website:Villes jumelées

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