Cavaillon

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Cavaillon
A view of Cavaillon
A view of Cavaillon
Coat of arms of Cavaillon
Coat of arms
Location of Cavaillon
Cavaillon is located in France
Cavaillon
Cavaillon
Cavaillon is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Cavaillon
Cavaillon
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
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementApt
CantonCavaillon
IntercommunalityProvence Luberon Durance
Government
 • Mayor (2017–2020) Gérard Daudet
Area
1
45.96 km2 (17.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
26,985
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84035 /84300
Elevation49–200 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.

Cavaillon (Provençal: Cavalhon) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of Southeastern France.[2] It is situated in the Durance Valley and Luberon. In 2016, it had a population of 26,985.

History[edit]

Saint Veran was bishop here in the 6th century.

Geography[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Cavaillon is famous for its melons.[2]

Famous people[edit]

Sights[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cavaillon" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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