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Vaucluse

Vaucluse is a département in the south of France.

Vaucluse
Region Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Number 84
Préfecture Avignon
Sous-préfectures Apt, Carpentras[?]
Area
 - Total
 - % water

3,567 km²
xx%
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density

499,685
140/km²

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History

The Vaucluse département was created on December 8, 1793 out of parts of the Bouches-du-Rhône, Drôme and Basses-Alpes (renamed Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) départements.

Geography

Administratively, the Vaucluse département is divided into 3 arrondissements, 24 cantons, and 151 communes.

Significant river: the Rhône.

Other important cities include: Orange

See also: Communes of the Vaucluse département

Economy

Demographics

  • Urban population: 416,301 (83%)
  • Rural population: 83,384 (17%)

Culture

Miscellaneous topics

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