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Brignoles (French pronunciation: ​[bʁiɲɔl]; Occitan: Brinhòla) is a commune in the Var département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Brignoles
Pedestrian street in Brignoles
Pedestrian street in Brignoles
Coat of arms of Brignoles
Coat of arms
Location of Brignoles
Brignoles is located in France
Brignoles
Brignoles
Brignoles is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Brignoles
Brignoles
Coordinates: 43°24′21″N 6°03′41″E / 43.4058°N 6.0615°E / 43.4058; 6.0615Coordinates: 43°24′21″N 6°03′41″E / 43.4058°N 6.0615°E / 43.4058; 6.0615
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementBrignoles
CantonBrignoles
IntercommunalityComté de Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Gilardo
Area
1
70.53 km2 (27.23 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
15,912
 • Density230/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83023 /83170
Elevation190–767 m (623–2,516 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.

It was the summer residence of the counts of Provence. Their castle dates from the thirteenth century.

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PersonalitiesEdit

It was the birthplace of:

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Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Brignoles is twinned with the towns of:[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ville de Brignoles website:Villes jumelées

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