La Garde, Var

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La Garde
A night view of La Garde
A night view of La Garde
Coat of arms of La Garde
Coat of arms
La Garde is located in France
La Garde
La Garde
Coordinates: 43°07′32″N 6°00′39″E / 43.1256°N 6.0108°E / 43.1256; 6.0108Coordinates: 43°07′32″N 6°00′39″E / 43.1256°N 6.0108°E / 43.1256; 6.0108
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Toulon
Canton La Garde
Intercommunality Toulon Provence Méditerranée
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Jean-Louis Masson
Area1 15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 26,005
 • 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.

La Garde (Provençal: La Garda) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

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.

La Garde was repeatedly invaded during the French Wars of Religion. In 1707 it was sacked by Savoyard troops.

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