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Toulon


Toulon is a city in southern France on the Mediterranean coast. The city is the site of a major French naval base, and as of 2004, had an estimated population of 168,639.


Key Facts about Toulon


Here are some facts about Toulon:
  1. Toulon is a city in southern France on the Mediterranean coast.

  2. As of 2004, Toulon had an estimated population of 168,639.

  3. Toulon is believed to have been established in about the 2nd century BCE, when the Romans founded a colony on the present day site of the city known as Telo Martius.

  4. During the Roman period, Telo Martius was one of the principal dye manufacturing centers for the purple dye used for imperial robes. These were made from a local sea snail, murex, and acorns from oak trees.

  5. The province of Provence became part of France in 1486. Soon after in 1494, King Charles VIII of France began construction of a military port on the site.

  6. Today, Toulon is home to a major French naval base, is home to the French Mediterranean Fleet, and is the home port of the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle.



Weather in Toulon


Toulon has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are generally hot, and Winters mild. Rain is rare, but when it does occur, can be torrential.

A distinctive feature of Toulon's climate is the wind. Strong winds occur on average on about one third of days in the year. On occasion, winds from North Africa, known as Sirocco, can bear reddish sand carried from the Sahara.

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Michelin Marseille/Toulon/Nice, France Map No. 84 (Michelin Maps & Atlases)

By Michelin Travel Publications

Released: September 1st, 1999
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Michelin Marseille/Toulon/Nice, France Map No. 84 (Michelin Maps & Atlases)
  • Manufacturer: Michelin Travel Publications
  • ISBN: 2067000845
  • EAN: 9782067000841
  • PartNumber: A-119-544
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Revised
  • Author: Michelin Travel Publications
  • Publication Date: September 1st, 1999
  • Release Date: September 1st, 1999
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  • Size: 0.14 Inches by 9.8 Inches by 4.33 Inches
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Cruise Excursions On Your Own - European Cruise: Ports of Barcelona, Villafranche (Nice) and Provence (Toulon), France

By Nancy Berg

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Cruise Excursions On Your Own - European Cruise: Ports of Barcelona, Villafranche (Nice) and Provence (Toulon), France
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Cruise Excursions On Your Own - European Cruise: Ports of Barcelona, Villafranche (Nice) and Provence (Toulon), France

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  • Number of Pages: 69
  • Author: Nancy Berg
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Toulon (France) Inkmap - maps for eReaders, sightseeing, museums, going out, hotels (English)

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Toulon (France) Inkmap - maps for eReaders, sightseeing, museums, going out, hotels (English)
  • Manufacturer: Verlag Inkmap
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  • Format: Kindle eBook
  • Number of Pages: 261
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Toulon City Map 1:12 500 IGN (English and French Edition)

By Ign

Released: August 15th, 2011
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Toulon City Map 1:12 500 IGN (English and French Edition)
  • Manufacturer: Institut Geographique National
  • ISBN: 2758520583
  • EAN: 9782758520580
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  • Product Category: Map
  • Edition: 0
  • Number of Pages: 2
  • Author: Ign
  • Publication Date: August 15th, 2011
  • Release Date: August 15th, 2011
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  • Size: 9.80313 Inches by 4.3307 Inches by 0.51181 Inches
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Toulon (France) Trip Journal: Lined Travel Journal/Diary/Notebook With Toulon (France) Map Cover Art

By Ralph Prince

Released: October 22nd, 2018
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Toulon (France) Trip Journal: Lined Travel Journal/Diary/Notebook With Toulon (France) Map Cover Art
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • ISBN: 1729093434
  • EAN: 9781729093436
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Author: Ralph Prince
  • Publication Date: October 22nd, 2018
  • Release Date: October 22nd, 2018
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  • Size: 10.0 Inches by 8.0 Inches by 0.23 Inches
  • Weight: 0.48 Pounds
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Marseille-Toulon-Nice (Michelin Maps) Revised Edition by Michelin Travel Publications published by Michelin Maps (1997)

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Stark County, Illinois Zip Code Map: Includes Toulon, Elmira, Essex, Goshen, Penn, West Jersey, Osceola, and Valley

By Austin Vernon

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Stark County, Illinois Zip Code Map: Includes Toulon, Elmira, Essex, Goshen, Penn, West Jersey, Osceola, and Valley
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Michelin Map No.114 : Pays Varois - Marseille, Toulon, St-Raphael (France)

Released: January 1st, 2003
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Michelin Map No.114 : Pays Varois - Marseille, Toulon, St-Raphael (France)
  • Manufacturer: French & European Pubns
  • ISBN: 0320041107
  • EAN: 9780320041105
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  • Publication Date: January 1st, 2003
  • Release Date: January 1st, 2003
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