Aubignan

Aubignan (French pronunciation: ​[obiɲɑ̃]; Occitan: Aubinhan) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Close to Beaumes-de-Venise and the famous Côtes du Rhône vineyards, Aubignan is, itself, locally famous for the production of wine, and of young vines and vine grafts.

Aubignan
Fountain and old wash house
Fountain and old wash house
Coat of arms of Aubignan
Coat of arms
Location of Aubignan
Aubignan is located in France
Aubignan
Aubignan
Aubignan is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Aubignan
Aubignan
Coordinates: 44°06′02″N 5°01′33″E / 44.1005°N 5.0258°E / 44.1005; 5.0258Coordinates: 44°06′02″N 5°01′33″E / 44.1005°N 5.0258°E / 44.1005; 5.0258
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementCarpentras
CantonCarpentras
IntercommunalityCA Ventoux-Comtat Venaissin
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Siegfried Bielle[1]
Area
1
15.7 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
5,719
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84004 /84810
Elevation41–153 m (135–502 ft)
(avg. 56 m or 184 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

The village is located to the North of Carpentras, and is part of the Comtat Venaissin. It is built on a hill.

HistoryEdit

Twin townsEdit

The commune is twinned with Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and Barrow-and-Littleton, United Kingdom.

PopulationEdit

In 2017, there were 5,661 inhabitants, an increase of 7,95 % compared to 2012.

Public transportEdit

The village is served by two bus lines, run by Trans'Cove: line A and line J. The three most important railway stations are Avignon, Orange and Carpentras.

Places of interestEdit

  • canal of Carpentras
  • fountain and old wash house
  • Moulin-Neuf pond
  • France Gate, part of the ancient town walls
  • Parish Church (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation-et-Saint-Victor-Martyr)
  • St. Sixte Chapel

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.

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