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La Motte-d'Aigues is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

La Motte-d'Aigues
Church of La Motte-d'Aigues
Church of La Motte-d'Aigues
Coat of arms of La Motte-d'Aigues
Coat of arms
Location of La Motte-d'Aigues
La Motte-d'Aigues is located in France
La Motte-d'Aigues
La Motte-d'Aigues
La Motte-d'Aigues is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
La Motte-d'Aigues
La Motte-d'Aigues
Coordinates: 43°46′27″N 5°31′18″E / 43.7742°N 5.5217°E / 43.7742; 5.5217Coordinates: 43°46′27″N 5°31′18″E / 43.7742°N 5.5217°E / 43.7742; 5.5217
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementApt
CantonPertuis
Area
1
14.63 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,379
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84084 /84240
Elevation295–1,060 m (968–3,478 ft)
(avg. 385 m or 1,263 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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GeographyEdit

La Motte-d'Aigues is situated in the southern part of the Parc naturel régional du Luberon between the crest of the Grand Luberon and the hills bordering the Eze river.

EtymologyEdit

Motte is a piece of detached land. Aigue describes something that terminates in a point or has been cut away. NOTE: that explanation is incorrect. Motte means a mound; aigues is from the Occitan aigas, meaning waters (derived from Latin aquae), as seen in place names like Aigues-mortes and Aigues-vives in the neighbouring prefecture of Gard. Thus La Motte-d'Aigues means the Mound OF Waters, as evinced by its proximity to the Etang (lake) de la Bonde and the River Eze.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.