La Sanha (Occitan)
|Canton||La Seyne-sur-Mer-1 and 2|
|Intercommunality||Métropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Nathalie Bicais (LR)|
|22.17 km2 (8.56 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,800/km2 (7,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||0–352 m (0–1,155 ft) |
(avg. 9 m or 30 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
La Seyne-sur-Mer (French pronunciation: [la sɛn syʁ mɛʁ]; lit. "La Seyne on Sea"; Occitan: La Sanha), or simply La Seyne, is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in Southeastern France. In 2018, it had a population of 62,888. La Seyne-sur-Mer, which is part of the agglomeration of Toulon, is situated adjacent to the west of the city.
The population data in the table and graph below refer to the commune of La Seyne-sur-Mer proper, in its geography at the given years. The commune ceded territory to the new commune of Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer in 1950.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE (1968-2017)|
La Seyne-sur-Mer owed its importance to the shipbuilding trade, the Société des Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranée having here one of the finest shipbuilding yards in Europe (it is a branch of the larger establishment at Marseille), which gave employment to about 3,000 workers.
In recent years the town has moved from its traditional industries to tourism. The docks previously used have had extensive work and now comprise a park, marinas and a new (2010) hotel overlooking Toulon and the marinas.
The population is diverse in origins and the outer suburbs are undergoing a transformation with old multi storey apartments being replaced with modern developments. La Seyne has a railway station, Gare de La Seyne-Six-Fours, on the line from Toulon to Marseille.
Buildings and structures
- Pont basculant de la Seyne-sur-Mer, a former bascule bridge.
- Institut Michel-Pacha, a building in the néo-mauresque style which hosted a research laboratory in marine biology from 1900 until 2008.
- Jean Gaspard de Vence (1747–1808)
- Napoléon Bonaparte (1769–1821)
- George Sand (1804–1876)
- Michel Pacha (1819–1907)
- Henri Rieunier (1833–1918)
- Maurice Tranchant de Lunel (1869-1944), French architect died in La Seyne
- Jean Marquet (1883–1954)
- Henri Olive Tamari (1898–1980)
- Édouard Jauffret (1900–1945)
- Fernand Bonifay (1920–1993)
- Gabriel Pérès (1920–2004)
- Pierre Moustiers (1924–2016)
- Johannès Galland (1934)
- Henri Tisot (1937–2011)
- Andrzej "André" Orliński (1954), Polish adventurer, musician and philosopher
- Valerie Hirschfield (1964)
- Léon Loppy (1966)
- Marcus Malte (1967)
- Frédéric Meyrieu (1968)
- Gérald Orsoni (1972)
- Patrice Collazo (1974)
- Marc Zanotti (1975)
- Sylvain Prudhomme (1979), French writer
- Sébastien Squillaci (1980)
- Mohamed Sy (1980)
- Camille Traversa (1981)
- Pascal Ragondet (1983)
- John Revox (1983)
- Sébastien Bisciglia (1984)
- Alexis Farjaudon (1985)
- Bafétimbi Gomis (1985), footballer currently playing for Al-Hilal FC
- Fabien Lamatina (1985)
- Pier-Nicol Feldis (1986)
- Jérôme J. Dufourg (1986)
- Bruno Lancelle (1986)
- Emmanuel Ragondet (1987)
- Mickaël Ivaldi (1990)
- Nampalys Mendy (1992)
- Gaël Fickou (1994)
- "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
- Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet La Seyne-sur-Mer, EHESS. (in French)
- Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
- George Russell (June 22, 1981). "Attack--and Fallout". Time. Archived from the original on March 18, 2011.
- public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Seyne sur Mer". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 756. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the
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