La Garde, Var
A night view of La Garde
|Intercommunality||Toulon Provence Méditerranée|
|• Mayor (2001–2014)||Jean-Louis Masson|
|Area1||15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|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.
It is located in the metropolitan Communauté d'agglomération Toulon Provence Méditerranée, and is east of the city of Toulon.
The name derives from the town's ancient origins, meaning "The Guard". It is mentioned in 1056, when its castle 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.
Twin towns - Sister cities
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