Buoux

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Buoux
Site of the Fort de Buoux
Site of the Fort de Buoux
Buoux is located in France
Buoux
Buoux
Coordinates: 43°49′55″N 5°22′42″E / 43.8319°N 5.3783°E / 43.8319; 5.3783Coordinates: 43°49′55″N 5°22′42″E / 43.8319°N 5.3783°E / 43.8319; 5.3783
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Apt
Canton Bonnieux
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Alain Cayla
Area
 • Land1 17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 122
 • Population2 density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 84023 / 84480
Elevation 253–902 m (830–2,959 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.

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

Located on the north side of the Luberon, the town is known for the high cliffs that surround it, making it a hot spot and world-famous site for rock-climbing enthusiasts, as well as the ruins of a medieval fort that was built in the 13th century and destroyed in 1660. The town's population peaked in the mid 19th century with 244 inhabitants in 1836 before falling to only 44 people in 1961. The population has since rebounded some to 122 in 2006.

Buoux has few industries which include tourism, with several bed-and breakfasts and restaurants, and agriculture, with productions of lavender, honey and truffles.

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