La Motte-d'Aigues

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La Motte-d'Aigues
Church of La Motte-d'Aigues
Church of La Motte-d'Aigues
Coat of arms of La Motte-d'Aigues
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Location of La Motte-d'Aigues
La Motte-d'Aigues is located in France
La Motte-d'Aigues
La Motte-d'Aigues
La Motte-d'Aigues is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
La Motte-d'Aigues
La Motte-d'Aigues
Coordinates: 43°46′27″N 5°31′18″E / 43.7742°N 5.5217°E / 43.7742; 5.5217Coordinates: 43°46′27″N 5°31′18″E / 43.7742°N 5.5217°E / 43.7742; 5.5217
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementApt
CantonPertuis
Area
1
14.63 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
1,328
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84084 /84240
Elevation295–1,060 m (968–3,478 ft)
(avg. 385 m or 1,263 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.

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

Geography[edit]

La Motte-d'Aigues is situated in the southern part of the Parc naturel régional du Luberon between the crest of the Grand Luberon and the hills bordering the Eze river.

Etymology[edit]

Motte is a piece of detached land. Aigue describes something that terminates in a point or has been cut away. NOTE: that explanation is incorrect. Motte means a mound; aigues is from the Occitan aigas, meaning waters (derived from Latin aquae), as seen in place names like Aigues-mortes and Aigues-vives in the neighbouring prefecture of Gard. Thus La Motte-d'Aigues means the Mound OF Waters, as evinced by its proximity to the Etang (lake) de la Bonde and the River Eze.

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