Cabrières-d'Avignon

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Cabrières-d'Avignon
The town hall of Cabrières-d'Avignon
The town hall of Cabrières-d'Avignon
Coat of arms of Cabrières-d'Avignon
Coat of arms
Location of Cabrières-d'Avignon
Cabrières-d'Avignon is located in France
Cabrières-d'Avignon
Cabrières-d'Avignon
Cabrières-d'Avignon is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Cabrières-d'Avignon
Cabrières-d'Avignon
Coordinates: 43°53′34″N 5°09′00″E / 43.8927°N 5.15°E / 43.8927; 5.15Coordinates: 43°53′34″N 5°09′00″E / 43.8927°N 5.15°E / 43.8927; 5.15
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementApt
CantonCheval-Blanc
IntercommunalityCoustellet
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Paule Ghiglione
Area
1
14.68 km2 (5.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,823
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84025 /84220
Elevation105–626 m (344–2,054 ft)
(avg. 190 m or 620 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

History[edit]

The Château and the village were the scene of the massacre in 1545 of about 700 Vaudois, or Waldensians—a reformist group declared heretical by the Catholic church. Men, women, and children were tortured and killed. The events are known as the Massacre of Mérindol, after the campaign which began in nearby Mérindol and resulted in the destruction of between 22 and 28 villages.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.