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Colline St-Jacques overlooking Cavaillon
Colline St-Jacques overlooking Cavaillon
Coat of arms of Cavaillon
Coat of arms
Cavaillon is located in France
Coordinates: 43°50′15″N 5°02′17″E / 43.8375°N 5.0381°E / 43.8375; 5.0381Coordinates: 43°50′15″N 5°02′17″E / 43.8375°N 5.0381°E / 43.8375; 5.0381
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Apt
Canton Cavaillon
Intercommunality Provence Luberon Durance
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Bouchet
Area1 45.96 km2 (17.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 26,305
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 84035 /84300
Elevation 49–200 m (161–656 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.

Cavaillon is a commune in the Vaucluse department[1] in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It is situated in the Durance Valley and the Luberon National Park.


Saint Veran was bishop here in the 6th century.


Cavaillon is part of the Regional and Natural Park of Luberon (parc naturel régional du Luberon) in the French Department of Vaucluse

The Calavon, a tributary of the Durance locally called Coulon, flows westward through the middle of the commune.

The Durance forms the commune's south-western border.


Cavaillon is famous for its melons.[1]


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  1. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cavaillon". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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