Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours (and Sanary on the left) seen from Cap Nègre
Coat of arms
Location of Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours-les-Plages
Coordinates: 43°06′03″N 5°49′12″E / 43.1009°N 05.82°E / 43.1009; 05.82Coordinates: 43°06′03″N 5°49′12″E / 43.1009°N 05.82°E / 43.1009; 05.82
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementToulon
CantonLa Seyne-sur-Mer-2
IntercommunalityMétropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Sébastien Vialatte[1]
Area
1
26.58 km2 (10.26 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
33,665
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83129 /83140
Elevation0–352 m (0–1,155 ft)
(avg. 234 m or 768 ft)
WebsiteOfficial website
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Six-Fours-les-Plages (French pronunciation: ​[si fuʁ le plaʒ]; Occitan: Sièis Forns lei Plaias, Sièis Four in provençal), is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Inhabitants of Six-Fours-les-Plages refer to themselves as "Six-Fournais".

It is located in the Métropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée, and is southwest of the main city of Toulon.

Features

The city offers several points of interest. The fort on the hill that dominates the city neighbours an eleventh-century chapel, St Peter "collégiale". There are also nice beaches from the very popular "brutal beach", famous for windsurfing to the secret cove in the Sicié massif. The Île des Embiez is the site of an oceanographic research centre, and the smaller Île Gaou is where concerts are organised every summer.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 2,423—    
1800 2,600+1.01%
1806 2,874+1.68%
1821 2,798−0.18%
1831 3,081+0.97%
1836 3,001−0.52%
1841 1,836−9.36%
1846 2,910+9.65%
1851 2,924+0.10%
1856 2,649−1.96%
1861 2,805+1.15%
1866 2,830+0.18%
1872 2,840+0.06%
1876 2,981+1.22%
1881 2,661−2.25%
1886 2,646−0.11%
1891 2,771+0.93%
1896 2,823+0.37%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 3,508+4.44%
1906 3,238−1.59%
1911 3,373+0.82%
1921 3,292−0.24%
1926 3,730+2.53%
1931 3,869+0.73%
1936 4,615+3.59%
1946 4,750+0.29%
1954 5,925+2.80%
1962 9,057+5.45%
1968 15,118+8.91%
1975 20,090+4.15%
1982 25,526+3.48%
1990 28,957+1.59%
1999 32,742+1.37%
2007 35,091+0.87%
2012 34,057−0.60%
2017 32,829−0.73%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

Notable people from Six-Fours-les-Plages

International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in France

See also

References

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Six-Fours-les-Plages, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ "PIP breast implant boss Jean-Claude Mas faces charges". bbc.co.uk. BBC. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften: Stadt Emmendingen". www.emmendingen.de (in German). Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  7. ^ "Les Amis du Jumelage Six-Fours / Emmendingen / ZAGAROLO". Site officiel de la Mairie de Six-Fours Les Plages (in French). Retrieved 2020-06-23.