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Saint-Tropez (săN-trôpāˈ) [key], town (1993 est. pop. 5,760), Var dept., SE France, on the French Riviera. It is a fashionable beach resort and a picturesque small fishing port, made famous by film personalities during the 1960s. From the 15th to the 17th cent. it was an independent republic.

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