Piolenc

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Piolenc
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Piolenc
Coat of arms
Piolenc is located in France
Piolenc
Piolenc
Coordinates: 44°10′43″N 4°45′44″E / 44.1786°N 4.7622°E / 44.1786; 4.7622Coordinates: 44°10′43″N 4°45′44″E / 44.1786°N 4.7622°E / 44.1786; 4.7622
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Avignon
Canton Orange-Ouest
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Louis Driey
Area1 24.8 km2 (9.6 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,616
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 84091 / 84420
Elevation 22–170 m (72–558 ft)
(avg. 47 m or 154 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.

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

Piolenc is located 6 km (3.7 mi) north of Orange, and about 27 km (17 mi) north of Avignon.

History[edit]

Piolenc is an historical Cluniac site member.

Traditions[edit]

Wine is the main activity of this city, but the dominant besides of the agricultural production is the "french Provence garlic", as such the "garlic cultural festival" takes place every summer in August, during the last week-end.

Personalities[edit]

Piolenc was the birthplace :

Twin towns[edit]

Town is twinned with Kirchheim am Neckar, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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