Rians, Var

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Rians
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
Location of Rians
Rians is located in France
Rians
Rians
Rians is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Rians
Rians
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
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementBrignoles
CantonSaint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
IntercommunalityVerdon Mont Major
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain Bremond
Area
1
96.87 km2 (37.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,328
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83104 /83560
Elevation291–651 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.

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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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.