Rians, Var

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A view of the church and bell tower in Rians
A view of the church and bell tower in Rians
Coat of arms of Rians
Coat of arms
Rians is located in France
Coordinates: 43°36′28″N 5°45′28″E / 43.6078°N 5.7578°E / 43.6078; 5.7578Coordinates: 43°36′28″N 5°45′28″E / 43.6078°N 5.7578°E / 43.6078; 5.7578
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Brignoles
Canton Rians
Intercommunality Verdon Mont Major
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain Bremond
Area1 96.87 km2 (37.40 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,289
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 83104 /83560
Elevation 291–651 m (955–2,136 ft)
(avg. 455 m or 1,493 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.

Rians (Occitan: Rians) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Rians is a provençal village in the Upper Var located north east of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire. The main employment is agriculture, predominantly wine. The village itself is built on a hill that is dominated by a 12th-century bell tower and the church of Notre Dame de Nazareth. The Town is made up of concentric medieval streets that work their way down the hill.

Notable events in Rians include dancing in the squares on July 14, the Fête de St Laurent August 8 and the Fête de la Courge in October.

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