Sorgues

Sorgues (Occitan: Sòrgas) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of Southeastern France. The river Ouvèze, a tributary of the Rhône, as well as its tributary Sorgue, which begins at the Fontaine de Vaucluse, run through the commune.[3][4] Sorgues, which had a population of 18,680 in 2017, is located just north of Avignon, on the border with Gard.

Sorgues

Sòrgas  (Occitan)
Former Sorgues Town Hall
Former Sorgues Town Hall
Coat of arms of Sorgues
Coat of arms
Location of Sorgues
Sorgues is located in France
Sorgues
Sorgues
Sorgues is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Sorgues
Sorgues
Coordinates: 44°00′33″N 4°52′23″E / 44.0092°N 4.873°E / 44.0092; 4.873Coordinates: 44°00′33″N 4°52′23″E / 44.0092°N 4.873°E / 44.0092; 4.873
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementAvignon
CantonSorgues
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Thierry Lagneau[1]
Area
1
33.4 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2017)[2]
18,680
 • Density560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84129 /84700
Elevation14–114 m (46–374 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

According to The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein, Georges Braque lived in Sorgues after being wounded during the First World War.[5]

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 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - L'Ouvèze (V6--0200)".
  4. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - La Sorgue de Velleron (V6150500)".
  5. ^ Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (26 April 2001), page 201