Pertuis

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Pertuis
The church and the tourist office in the town of Pertuis
The church and the tourist office in the town of Pertuis
Coat of arms of Pertuis
Coat of arms
Pertuis is located in France
Pertuis
Pertuis
Coordinates: 43°41′42″N 5°30′13″E / 43.695°N 5.5036°E / 43.695; 5.5036Coordinates: 43°41′42″N 5°30′13″E / 43.695°N 5.5036°E / 43.695; 5.5036
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Apt
Canton Pertuis
Intercommunality Pays d'Aix
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roger Pellenc
Area1 66.23 km2 (25.57 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 18,906
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 84089 / 84120
Elevation 171–472 m (561–1,549 ft)
(avg. 246 m or 807 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.

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

Located south of the Luberon, this town is also near Aix-en-Provence, a famous town. Pertuis has existed since at least 981, while a castle was first built in the 12th century. It has registered significant population growth in the last 50 years, with a threefold increase during this period.

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  1. ^ "Alton Town Twinning Association". Hampshire County Council. May 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 

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