Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer

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Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Sant Ceri  (Occitan)
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer Town Hall
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer Town Hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Location of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer is located in France
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 43°10′44″N 5°42′31″E / 43.1789°N 5.7086°E / 43.1789; 5.7086Coordinates: 43°10′44″N 5°42′31″E / 43.1789°N 5.7086°E / 43.1789; 5.7086
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementToulon
CantonSaint-Cyr-sur-Mer
IntercommunalitySud Sainte Baume
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Philippe Barthélemy
Area
1
21.15 km2 (8.17 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
11,484
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83112 /83270
Elevation0–254 m (0–833 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃ siʁ syʁ mɛʁ], literally Saint-Cyr on Sea; Occitan and Provençal: Sant Ceri) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in Southeastern France. In 2018, it had a population of 11,580. It neighbours La Ciotat to the west, Bandol to the east and La Cadière-d'Azur to the north.

In addition to the urban centre of Saint-Cyr itself, the commune includes the communities of Les Lecques, a port and beach resort, as well as La Madrague, a small port. The town square of Saint-Cyr contains a replica of the Statue of Liberty donated by Frédéric Bartholdi, sculptor of the original.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 4,126—    
1975 4,728+1.96%
1982 5,685+2.67%
1990 7,033+2.70%
1999 8,898+2.65%
2007 11,795+3.59%
2012 11,755−0.07%
2017 11,761+0.01%
Source: INSEE[2]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture and tourism are important industries in the area. Fruit (especially olives), vegetables, as well as wine are produced in the commune. Both Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer and Les Lecques have urban markets. Tourist attractions include the sandy beach at Les Lecques, the coastal footpaths and the Musée de Tauroentum, a museum which displays artifacts from the Roman site of 'Tauroentum'.

Panorama of Les Lecques from its beach with view on the old and new port.

Twin towns[edit]

Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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