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
Location of La Garde
La Garde is located in France
La Garde
La Garde
La Garde is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementToulon
CantonLa Garde
IntercommunalityMétropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Louis Masson
Area
1
15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
25,380
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gardéens
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83062 /83130
Elevation0–206 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.

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 Métropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée, and is east of the city of Toulon.

History[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,050—    
1800 2,263+11.59%
1806 2,288+0.18%
1821 2,329+0.12%
1831 2,353+0.10%
1836 2,572+1.80%
1841 2,321−2.03%
1846 2,429+0.91%
1851 2,875+3.43%
1856 2,568−2.23%
1861 2,572+0.03%
1866 2,695+0.94%
1872 2,852+0.95%
1876 2,986+1.15%
1881 2,864−0.83%
1886 3,104+1.62%
1891 3,418+1.95%
1896 2,398−6.84%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 2,791+3.08%
1906 2,961+1.19%
1911 3,037+0.51%
1921 2,827−0.71%
1926 3,048+1.52%
1931 3,095+0.31%
1936 3,792+4.15%
1946 4,066+0.70%
1954 5,021+2.67%
1962 6,273+2.82%
1968 9,629+7.40%
1975 15,506+7.04%
1982 19,805+3.56%
1990 22,412+1.56%
1999 25,329+1.37%
2007 25,551+0.11%
2012 25,736+0.14%
2017 25,126−0.48%
Source: EHESS[2] and INSEE (1968-2017)[3]

International relations[edit]

La Garde, Var is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet La Garde, EHESS. (in French)
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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