Bédarrides

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Bédarrides
Bridge over the Ouvèze
Bridge over the Ouvèze
Coat of arms of Bédarrides
Coat of arms
Bédarrides is located in France
Bédarrides
Bédarrides
Coordinates: 44°02′29″N 4°53′55″E / 44.0414°N 4.8986°E / 44.0414; 4.8986Coordinates: 44°02′29″N 4°53′55″E / 44.0414°N 4.8986°E / 44.0414; 4.8986
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Avignon
Canton Bédarrides
Intercommunality Pays de Rhône et Ouvèze
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joël Sérafini
Area1 24.79 km2 (9.57 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,154
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 84016 / 84370
Elevation 20–119 m (66–390 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

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

History[edit]

As Vindalium, it was the site of the August 8, 121 BC, defeat of the Allobroges and Arverni under Bituitus by Roman legions under Q. Fabius Maximus and Gn. Domitius Ahenobarbus. This led to the establishment of the Roman province of Transalpine Gaul.

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