Cavaillon

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Cavaillon
Colline St-Jacques overlooking Cavaillon
Colline St-Jacques overlooking Cavaillon
Coat of arms of Cavaillon
Coat of arms
Cavaillon is located in France
Cavaillon
Cavaillon
Coordinates: 43°50′15″N 5°02′17″E / 43.8375°N 5.0381°E / 43.8375; 5.0381Coordinates: 43°50′15″N 5°02′17″E / 43.8375°N 5.0381°E / 43.8375; 5.0381
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Apt
Canton Cavaillon
Intercommunality Provence Luberon Durance
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Bouchet
Area
 • Land1 45.96 km2 (17.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 26,305
 • Population2 density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 84035 / 84300
Elevation 49–200 m (161–656 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.

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

History[edit]

Saint Veran was bishop here in the 6th century.

Geography[edit]

The Calavon, a tributary of the Durance locally called Coulon, flows westward through the middle of the commune.

The Durance forms the commune's south-western border.

Economy[edit]

Cavaillon is famous for its melons.

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