Ansouis

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Ansouis
View of Ansouis
View of Ansouis
Coat of arms of Ansouis
Coat of arms
Location of Ansouis
Ansouis is located in France
Ansouis
Ansouis
Ansouis is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Ansouis
Ansouis
Coordinates: 43°44′18″N 5°27′50″E / 43.7383°N 5.4638°E / 43.7383; 5.4638Coordinates: 43°44′18″N 5°27′50″E / 43.7383°N 5.4638°E / 43.7383; 5.4638
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementApt
CantonPertuis
IntercommunalityLuberon-Durance
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Géraud de Sabran-Pontevès
Area
1
17.63 km2 (6.81 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
1,138
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84099 /84240
Elevation203–390 m (666–1,280 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.

Ansouis (Ansoís in Occitan) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Geography[edit]

Ansouis is located between the Luberon massif and the Durance river.

History[edit]

A fortress was first built in the city in the 10th century, and has since been modified three times: once in the 13th century and again in the 15th and 19th centuries.

Demographics[edit]

The population, after peaking at 1,029 people in 1841, declined to only 463 people in 1931. It has since rebounded to 1,105 in 2006.

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