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The railway station in Gonfaron
The railway station in Gonfaron
Coat of arms of Gonfaron
Coat of arms
Gonfaron is located in France
Coordinates: 43°19′17″N 6°17′23″E / 43.3214°N 6.2897°E / 43.3214; 6.2897Coordinates: 43°19′17″N 6°17′23″E / 43.3214°N 6.2897°E / 43.3214; 6.2897
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Brignoles
Canton Besse-sur-Issole
Intercommunality Cœur du Var
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Yves Orengo
Area1 40.42 km2 (15.61 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,792
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 83067 /83590
Elevation 98–766 m (322–2,513 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.

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

Its detached clock tower is topped with an unusual decorative wrought iron frame housing a bell. Gonfaron is best known for the local 'Village des Tortues', a rescue and breeding centre for tortoises.

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