Althen-des-Paluds

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Althen-des-Paluds
Althen-des-Paluds is located in France
Althen-des-Paluds
Althen-des-Paluds
Coordinates: 44°00′20″N 4°57′32″E / 44.0056°N 4.9589°E / 44.0056; 4.9589Coordinates: 44°00′20″N 4°57′32″E / 44.0056°N 4.9589°E / 44.0056; 4.9589
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Carpentras
Canton Carpentras-Sud
Intercommunality Les Sorgues du Comtat
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Lucien Stanzione
Area1 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,410
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 84001 / 84210
Elevation 27–38 m (89–125 ft)
(avg. 32 m or 105 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Althen-des-Paluds is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

The commune is crossed by the river Sorgue.

Name of the city[edit]

The name of Althen-des-Paluds is a homage to Jean Althen.

Climate[edit]

The climate is of Mediterranean type and is characterized by rather hot and dry summers and soft winters.

The average temperatures oscillate between 0 and 30° according to the season. The record of temperature since the existence of the INRA' station is of 40,5°C at the time of the European heat wave of 2003 on August 5 and -12,8°C on January 5, 1985. The weather statements are done with Agroparc office of Avignon.

Nearby Cities[edit]


Monteux
Bédarrides
Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue
Velleron
Le Thor
Saint-Saturnin-lès-Avignon

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Althen-des-Paluds is twinned with:


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