The town hall of Althen-des-Paluds
|Intercommunality||Les Sorgues du Comtat|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Michel Terrisse|
|Area1||6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||84001 /84210|
|Elevation||27–38 m (89–125 ft)
(avg. 32 m or 105 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.
The commune is crossed by the river Sorgue.
Name of the city
The name of Althen-des-Paluds is a homage to Jean Althen.
The climate is of Mediterranean type and is characterized by rather hot and dry summers and soft winters.
The average temperatures oscillate between 0 and 30° according to the season. The record of temperature since the existence of the INRA' station is of 40,5°C at the time of the European heat wave of 2003 on August 5 and -12,8°C on January 5, 1985. The weather statements are done with Agroparc office of Avignon.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Althen-des-Paluds is twinned with:
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