Ramatuelle

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Ramatuelle
A general view of Ramatuelle
A general view of Ramatuelle
Coat of arms of Ramatuelle
Coat of arms
Location of Ramatuelle
Ramatuelle is located in France
Ramatuelle
Ramatuelle
Ramatuelle is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementDraguignan
CantonSainte-Maxime
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Roland Bruno
Area
1
35.57 km2 (13.73 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
2,326
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83101 /83350
Elevation0–324 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 (Provençal: Ramatuela) 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. رحمة الله '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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