Saint-Laurent-du-Var

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Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Saint-Laurent-du-Var is located in France
Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Saint-Laurent-du-Var is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Coordinates: 43°40′05″N 7°11′17″E / 43.668°N 7.188°E / 43.668; 7.188Coordinates: 43°40′05″N 7°11′17″E / 43.668°N 7.188°E / 43.668; 7.188
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Cagnes-sur-Mer-2
Intercommunality Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Revel
Area
1
10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
29,343
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
06123 /06700
Elevation 0–214 m (0–702 ft)
(avg. 17 m or 56 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.

Saint-Laurent-du-Var is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.

History

The town was founded in the 11th century when a hospice was founded under Saint Lawrence's protection. The main activity was to help passengers to cross the Var, which became a border between Kingdom of France and County of Nice in 1481.

Geography

St. Laurent is the second-largest suburb of the city of Nice, after Cagnes-sur-Mer, in the urban community of Nice Côte d'Azur. It lies adjacent to it on the west side on the other side of the river Var.

Nowadays, the town has developed much and its population has been multiplied by ten in the last century and it is now part of Nice metropolitan area.

The suburb's positioning, close to Nice and with an abundance of flatlands - which is a rare resource in this region - led to the building of CAP 3000, the Côte d'Azur's biggest mall, and an industrial zone with many dynamic activities.

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 8,186 —    
1968 10,156 +24.1%
1975 15,503 +52.6%
1982 20,678 +33.4%
1990 24,426 +18.1%
1999 27,141 +11.1%
2008 30,276 +11.6%

Transportation

St. Laurent is located close to "Nice Côte d'Azur" Airport, in the eastern side of Var river, Nice. The town also has a harbour, an interchange on the motorway A8 and a railway station on the Marseille-Toulon-Nice-Ventimiglia line.

Twin towns

Saint-Laurent-du-Var is twinned with:

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Official website of St.Laurent du Var
  • CAP 3000 website (in French)
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