La Valette-du-Var

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La Valette-du-Var
Coat of arms of La Valette-du-Var
La Valette-du-Var (France)
La Valette-du-Var
region Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Toulon
Canton Toulon-3
Community association Toulon Provence Méditerranée
Coordinates 43 ° 8 '  N , 5 ° 59'  E Coordinates: 43 ° 8 '  N , 5 ° 59'  E
height 37-701 m
surface 15.50 km 2
Residents 23,884 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 1,541 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 83160
INSEE code

Place in La Valette-du-Var

La Valette-du-Var is a town with 23,884 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the French department of Var in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and is located on the French Mediterranean coast , between Marseille and Nice , and closes directly to the east at Toulon . It belongs to the canton of Toulon-3 in the arrondissement of Toulon .


Already at the time of the Roman Empire the area was known as Vallis lata , "the happy valley". The Romans built a castrum here , a fortified legionary camp, on the walls of which the medieval city ​​wall was founded. During the Second World War the place was occupied by the Germans and was liberated in August 1944.

In 1960 the village experienced an upswing when emigrants from the former French colony of Algeria settled here.

Twin cities

La Valette-du-Var is twinned with cities


  • Jean de la Valette , also Vallette, called Parisot, (* 1494 in La Valette-du-Var, France, † August 21, 1568 in Birgu, Malta) was the 49th Grand Master of the Order of Malta and founder of the Order of Malta from 1557 until his death today's capital of Malta, Valletta .


In the cemetery of La Valette-du-Var you can visit the grave of Joseph Pujol , who was known as "Le Pétomane".

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