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Toulon (Municipality, Var, France)

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[Flag of Toulon]

Flag of Toulon - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 June 1999

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Presentation of Toulon

Toulon is the prefecture of Var departement (since 1974), on the Mediterranean Sea. Toulon is the capital city of a Maritime Region with an important Navy base. Agglomeration has more than 400,000 inhabitants. Toulon is the ome city of the famous Provencal actor Raimu and the lyric artist Mayol (author of the unforgottable hit Viens Poupoule).
Toulon is also known for the siege of 1793, when Dugommier seized the town which had been given up to the Brits by French Royalists. A young artillery Captain became famous for his sense of strategy and the seizure of the "little Gibraltar" on 19 December. His name was Napoléon Bonaparte.
On 27 November 1942, the French Navy scuttled in the bay to avoid being caught by the Nazis. The town was liberated on 26 August 1944 following the Provence landing (15 August 1944).

Ivan Sache, 29 June 1999

Flag of Toulon

The flag of Toulon is blue with a yellow cross. It is a banner of the municipal arms.

Ivan Sache, 19 June 1999

Société Nautique de Toulon

[Burgee of SNT]

Burgee of SNT - Image by Ivan Sache, 23 May 2006

The burgee of SNT is red with two white triangles placed along the hoist and a white star in the middle, as shown on the website of Yacht Club de Tamaris La Seyne.

Ivan Sache, 23 May 2006