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Département in south-eastern France on the Mediterranean coast with the capital Toulon in the political region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It is named after the river; however, the Var river basin has not been part of the département since 1859. It is framed by the departments of Bouches-du-Rhône (west), Vaucluse (northwest), Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (north) and Alpes-Maritimes (east). The Mediterranean coast with the western Côte d'Azur forms the south. Var is the largest French producer of cut flowers. Almost half of the agricultural area is devoted to viticulture. The wine-growing areas belong to the wine-growing region of Provence. The AOC areas are Bandol, Côtes de Prov ence (a small part of which is in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône) and in the latter as an enclave Coteaux Varois en Prov ence.

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