Draguignan


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Draguignan

(drägēnyäN`), town (1990 pop. 32,851), capital of Var dept., SE France, in Provence. It is a rural town with some medieval remains. Tourism and textiles are the major industries. The old summer palace of the bishops of Fréjus (18th cent.), now a museum, is there.
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Telephones and water service were also out in the hardest-hit town of Draguignan as well as in neighbouring towns.
Telephones and the water service were also out in the town of Draguignan, the hardest-hit, as well as in some neighbouring towns.
Eleven of the deaths were in Draguignan, in the Riviera back hills scattered with olive groves and small vineyards.
People were trapped in floating cars and more than 2,000 people slept in schools after Draguignan and Le Luc, close to where David Beckham owns a villa, were hit by up to eight feet of water.
"Draguignan was the worst-hit town, with hundreds of vehicles swept away and several neighborhoods under water," the local prefect Hugues Parant told France Bleu Provence radio.
There, in the city of Draguignan (Var), the Seventh Army made a surprise landing in southern France on Aug.
Draguignan mayor Max Piselli said: "The town is in a terrible state with rocks, mud and cars blocking roads." Electricity was cut off to 175,000 homes and a train broke down trapping 350 people.