La Seyne-sur-Mer

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La Seyne-sur-Mer
Fort Balaguier
Fort Balaguier
Coat of arms of La Seyne-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
La Seyne-sur-Mer is located in France
La Seyne-sur-Mer
La Seyne-sur-Mer
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
La Seyne-sur-Mer is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
La Seyne-sur-Mer
La Seyne-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 43°06′00″N 5°52′59″E / 43.1°N 5.883°E / 43.1; 5.883Coordinates: 43°06′00″N 5°52′59″E / 43.1°N 5.883°E / 43.1; 5.883
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Toulon
Canton La Seyne-sur-Mer-1 and 2
Intercommunality Métropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Arthur Paecht
Area1 22.17 km2 (8.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 57,553
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 83126 /83500
Elevation 0–352 m (0–1,155 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 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 Seyne-sur-Mer, or La Seyne is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It is part of the agglomeration of Toulon, and is situated adjacent to the west of this city.


It owed its importance to the shipbuilding trade, the Société des Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranée having here one of the finest shipbuilding yards in Europe (it is a branch of the larger establishment at Marseille), which gave employment to about 3,000 workers.

In recent years the town has moved from its traditional industries to tourism. The docks previously used have had extensive work and now comprise a park, marinas and a new (2010) hotel overlooking Toulon and the marinas.

The population is diverse in origins and the outer suburbs are undergoing a transformation with old multi storey apartments being replaced with modern developments. La Seyne has a railway station, Gare de La Seyne-Six-Fours, on the line from Toulon to Marseille.

Iraq's "Osiris class" nuclear reactors, later destroyed by Israel in Operation Opera, were built in La Seyne-sur-Mer.[1]

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  1. ^ George Russell (June 22, 1981). "Attack--and Fallout". Time. 

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