Toulon

city in southern France and a large military harbour

Toulon is a city in the south of France. It has about 170,000 people. Toulon is the prefecture of Var. Toulon is the third biggest city of the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur after Marseille and Nice. It is the main base of the Mediterranean Sea fleet of the French Navy. It is 190 kilometres (120 miles) from the Italian border.

Toulon
Top left: Toulon Opera House, Top right: Mayol Stadium (Le Stade du Mayol), 2nd: Panoramic view of downtown Toulon and its port, 3rd left: Place de la Liberté, 3rd right: The beaches of Mourillon, Bottom left: The cable car to Mount Faron, Bottom right: Fort Saint-Louis
Top left: Toulon Opera House, Top right: Mayol Stadium (Le Stade du Mayol), 2nd: Panoramic view of downtown Toulon and its port, 3rd left: Place de la Liberté, 3rd right: The beaches of Mourillon, Bottom left: The cable car to Mount Faron, Bottom right: Fort Saint-Louis
Flag of Toulon
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Coat of arms of Toulon
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Location of Toulon
Toulon is located in France
Toulon
Toulon
Toulon is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Toulon
Toulon
Coordinates: 43°08′N 5°55′E / 43.13°N 5.92°E / 43.13; 5.92Coordinates: 43°08′N 5°55′E / 43.13°N 5.92°E / 43.13; 5.92
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementToulon
CantonToulon-1, 2, 3 and 4
IntercommunalityCA Toulon Provence Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hubert Falco
Area
1
42.84 km2 (16.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
163,974
 • Density3,800/km2 (9,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83137 /83000
Elevation0–589 m (0–1,932 ft)
(avg. 1 m or 3.3 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

EducationEdit

More readingEdit

  • Le Chevallier à découvert, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Laurens Ed., 1998. ISBN 2-911838-51-3

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Toulon at Wikimedia Commons