Cavaillon

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.

Cavaillon
A view of Cavaillon

Coat of arms
Location of Cavaillon
Cavaillon
Cavaillon
Coordinates: 43°50′15″N 5°02′17″E
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementApt
CantonCavaillon
IntercommunalityProvence Luberon Durance
Government
  Mayor (20172020) 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.

History

Saint Veran was bishop here in the 6th century.

Geography

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

Cavaillon is famous for its melons.[2]

Famous people

Sights

Twin towns

See also

References

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