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A general view of the village
A general view of the village
Coat of arms of Pourrières
Coat of arms
Pourrières is located in France
Coordinates: 43°30′12″N 5°44′00″E / 43.5034°N 5.7334°E / 43.5034; 5.7334Coordinates: 43°30′12″N 5°44′00″E / 43.5034°N 5.7334°E / 43.5034; 5.7334
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Brignoles
Canton Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
Intercommunality Sainte-Baume Mont-Aurélien
 • Mayor (2001–current) Sébastien Bourlin
Area1 56.32 km2 (21.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,452
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 83097 /83910
Elevation 239–872 m (784–2,861 ft)
(avg. 302 m or 991 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.

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


It is the home town of the French poet Germain Nouveau.

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