Cavaillon

Cavaillon (Provençal: Cavalhon) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of Southeastern France.[2] It is situated in the Durance Valley and Luberon. In 2016, it had a population of 26,985.

Cavaillon
A view of Cavaillon
A view of Cavaillon
Coat of arms of Cavaillon
Coat of arms
Location of Cavaillon
Cavaillon is located in France
Cavaillon
Cavaillon
Cavaillon is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Cavaillon
Cavaillon
Coordinates: 43°50′15″N 5°02′17″E / 43.8375°N 5.0381°E / 43.8375; 5.0381Coordinates: 43°50′15″N 5°02′17″E / 43.8375°N 5.0381°E / 43.8375; 5.0381
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementApt
CantonCavaillon
IntercommunalityProvence Luberon Durance
Government
 • Mayor (2017–2020) Gérard Daudet
Area
1
45.96 km2 (17.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
26,641
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84035 /84300
Elevation49–200 m (161–656 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

Saint Veran was bishop here in the 6th century.

GeographyEdit

Cavaillon is part of the Regional and Natural Park of Luberon (parc naturel régional du Luberon) in the French Department of Vaucluse

The Calavon, a tributary of the Durance locally called Coulon, flows westward through the middle of the commune.

The Durance forms the commune's south-western border.

EconomyEdit

Cavaillon is famous for its melons.[2]

Famous peopleEdit

SightsEdit

Twin townsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cavaillon" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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