Draguignan facts for kids
|City theater, Draguignan|
|Coat of arms|
|Elevation||153–603 m (502–1,978 ft)
(avg. 376 m or 1,234 ft*)
|Land area1||53.8 km2 (20.8 sq mi)|
|- Density||728/km2 (1,890/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||83050/ 83300|
|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 is a subprefecture of the department.
Draguignan became the prefecture of the Var in 1797, at the beginning of the French Revolution. This was even if the town was not the biggest city in the department. It remained as the prefecture until 1974 when it was moved to Toulon.
The city is at the foot of the Malmont mountain, in a valley that is about 2 km (1.2 mi) long, from northwest to southeast. The Nartuby, a tributary of the Argens river, flows to the west of the city.
Draguignan is surrounded by the communes Saint-Rémy, Maleville, La Bastide-l'Évêque, Morlhon-le-Haut, Sanvensa, La Rouquette, Savignac and Toulonjac.
With a population in 2013 of 39,174, Draguignan has a population density is of 728.1 inhabitants/km2.
The inhabitants of Draguignan are known, in French, as Dracenois (women: Dracenoises).
Draguignan is twinned with:
- Tuttlingen, Germany
Chapelle des Minimes and convent, Draguignan
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