Sorgues

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Sorgues
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Sorgues
Coat of arms
Sorgues is located in France
Sorgues
Sorgues
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Sorgues is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Sorgues
Sorgues
Coordinates: 44°00′33″N 4°52′23″E / 44.0092°N 4.873°E / 44.0092; 4.873Coordinates: 44°00′33″N 4°52′23″E / 44.0092°N 4.873°E / 44.0092; 4.873
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Avignon
Canton Sorgues
Intercommunality Pays de Rhône et Ouvèze
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain Milon
Area1 33.4 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 18,681
 • Density 560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 84129 /84700
Elevation 14–114 m (46–374 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

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

It is also the name of a river running through the area. The Sorgues River is a tributary of the Rhone which begins at the Fontaine de Vaucluse.

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  1. ^ Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (26 April 2001), page 201