Mormoiron

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Mormoiron
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Coat of arms of Mormoiron
Coat of arms
Mormoiron is located in France
Mormoiron
Mormoiron
Coordinates: 44°04′07″N 5°11′02″E / 44.0686°N 5.1839°E / 44.0686; 5.1839Coordinates: 44°04′07″N 5°11′02″E / 44.0686°N 5.1839°E / 44.0686; 5.1839
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Carpentras
Canton Mormoiron
Intercommunality Terrasses du Ventoux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Bagnol
Area1 25.03 km2 (9.66 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,828
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 84082 / 84570
Elevation 179–450 m (587–1,476 ft)
(avg. 281 m or 922 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.

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

Geography and geology[edit]

Mormoiron is located 12 km East of Carpentras; also nearby are Mont Ventoux and Avignon. The soil is mainly composed of sand, ochre and gypsum.

The Village

Prehistory and antiquity[edit]

The commune's area was occupied prehistorically (approximately 100,000 BC), as is evidenced by the discovery of bifaces and Pottery. Evidence from the twenty-first century BC points to trade relations with Phocaea and ancient Marseille.

Roman colonization left behind altars to Mercury, coins from the Augustan and Trojan reigns, and various other artefacts.

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