Ramatuelle

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Ramatuelle
A general view of Ramatuelle
A general view of Ramatuelle
Coat of arms of Ramatuelle
Coat of arms
Ramatuelle is located in France
Ramatuelle
Ramatuelle
Coordinates: 43°13′00″N 6°36′43″E / 43.2167°N 6.6119°E / 43.2167; 6.6119Coordinates: 43°13′00″N 6°36′43″E / 43.2167°N 6.6119°E / 43.2167; 6.6119
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Draguignan
Canton Saint-Tropez
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Roland Bruno
Area1 35.57 km2 (13.73 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,326
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 83101 / 83350
Elevation 0–324 m (0–1,063 ft)
(avg. 146 m or 479 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.

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

It lies near St-Tropez, Sainte-Maxime and Gassin. It was built on a hill to defend itself against enemies. The town was known in the Middle Ages as Ramatuella (derived from the Arabic Rahmatollah i.e. 'the mercy of God')[1] and was part of the area ruled by the Moors of nearby Fraxinet in the ninth and tenth centuries.[2]

Detail of Street

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  1. ^ Xavier de Planhol; Paul Claval (1994). An Historical Geography of France (illustrated ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 84. ISBN 9780521322089. 
  2. ^ P. Sénac, "Contribution a l'étude des incursions Musulmanes dans l'Occident Chrétien: la localisation du Ğabal al-Qilāl" Revue de l'Occident Musulman et de la Méditerranée, 31 (1981) 7–14

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