Cabrières-d'Avignon

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Cabrières-d'Avignon
Cabrières-d'Avignon is located in France
Cabrières-d'Avignon
Cabrières-d'Avignon
Coordinates: 43°53′34″N 5°09′00″E / 43.8927°N 5.15°E / 43.8927; 5.15Coordinates: 43°53′34″N 5°09′00″E / 43.8927°N 5.15°E / 43.8927; 5.15
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Avignon
Canton L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Intercommunality Coustellet
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Paule Ghiglione
Area
 • Land1 14.68 km2 (5.67 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,739
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 84025 / 84220
Elevation 105–626 m (344–2,054 ft)
(avg. 190 m or 620 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.

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

History[edit]

The Château and the village were the scene of the massacre in 1644 of about 700 Vaudois, or Waldensians—a reformist group declared heretical by the Catholic church. Men, women, and children were tortured and killed.

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