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View of Ansouis
View of Ansouis
Coat of arms of Ansouis
Coat of arms
Ansouis is located in France
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
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Apt
Canton Pertuis
Intercommunality Luberon-Durance
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Géraud de Sabran-Pontevès
Area1 17.63 km2 (6.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,138
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 84099 /84240
Elevation 203–390 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.


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


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.


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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