The church and the tourist office in the town of Pertuis
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Roger Pellenc|
|Area1||66.23 km2 (25.57 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 (740/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||84089 / 84120|
|Elevation||171–472 m (561–1,549 ft)
(avg. 246 m or 807 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.
Located south of the Luberon, this town is also near Aix-en-Provence, a famous town. Pertuis has existed since at least 981, while a castle was first built in the 12th century. It has registered significant population growth in the last 50 years, with a threefold increase during this period.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Pertuis is twinned with:
Notable people from Pertuis
- Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau (1715–1789), economist
- Michèle Torr (1947-), singer
- Cyril Rool (1975-), footballer
- "Alton Town Twinning Association". Hampshire County Council. May 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pertuis.|
|This Vaucluse geographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|