Gonfaron (French pronunciation: ​[ɡɔ̃faʁɔ̃]) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Southeastern France. In 2019, it had a population of 4,329.

Gonfaron
Gonfaron Town Hall
Gonfaron Town Hall
Coat of arms of Gonfaron
Location of Gonfaron
Gonfaron is located in France
Gonfaron
Gonfaron
Gonfaron is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Gonfaron
Gonfaron
Coordinates: 43°19′17″N 6°17′23″E / 43.3214°N 6.2897°E / 43.3214; 6.2897Coordinates: 43°19′17″N 6°17′23″E / 43.3214°N 6.2897°E / 43.3214; 6.2897
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementBrignoles
CantonLe Luc
IntercommunalityCœur du Var
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Thierry Bongiorno[1]
Area
1
40.42 km2 (15.61 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
4,329
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83067 /83590
Elevation98–766 m (322–2,513 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Its detached clock tower is topped with an unusual decorative wrought iron frame housing a bell. Gonfaron is best known for the local Village des Tortues, a rescue and breeding centre for tortoises.

It is served by Gonfaron station on the Marseille–Ventimiglia railway.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.

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