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Draguignan (drägēnyäNˈ) [key], 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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