|Residents||559,479 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Population density||157 inhabitants per km²|
President of the
Location of the department of Vaucluse in the
region d'Azur Provence-Alpes-Cote
The Département Vaucluse [ voˈklyːz ] is the French department with the serial number 84. It is located in the southeast of the country in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and was named after the source in the place of the same name (today: Fontaine-de-Vaucluse ) .
The Vaucluse department borders on the Gard , Ardèche , Drôme , Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Bouches-du-Rhône departments and, at a few hundred meters, the Var department . The most important river is the Rhone , which marks the western border of the department. The Durance forms the southern border of the department, it flows into the Rhône at Avignon .
Previously papal property, Avignon and the Comtat Venaissin came to France on September 14, 1791. From March 28, 1792, these areas formed the two new districts of Avignon in the Bouches-du-Rhône and Carpentras in the Drôme department. On August 12, 1793, the Vaucluse department was established, which included not only the Avignon and Carpentras districts, but also Provencal areas such as the Apt and Orange districts from the Bouches-du-Rhône department and the Sault canton from the Basses department -Alpes came along. The department's border was last changed in 1800 when the commune of Suze-la-Rousse was transferred to the Drôme department, making the Valréas canton an exclave of the Vaucluse department in the Drôme department.
coat of arms
Description: The emblem, which is quartered in red and blue, shows the binding keys in the first field and three golden keys lying down with the beard in the fourth , in the second a golden lily , the symbol of French royalty, under a red three-legged tournament collar and in the third field one green branch with golden globular fruits under a golden shield head with a blue horn .
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- List of communes in the Vaucluse department
- List of cantons in the Vaucluse department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Vaucluse department
Places and sights
Well-known places are:
- Gordes with his bories : Igloo- like dwellings made of stacked field stones that are not connected with mortar or the like, the walls of which are united to form the roof.
- Roussillon with its reddish ocher earth.
- The Sénanque Abbey near Gordes
- Vaison-la-Romaine with the old Roman settlement and its large Provencal market
- The Mont Ventoux mountain
- The source of the Sorgue River in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
- The Dolmen de la Pichone
The Sorgue spring pond in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse when the water level is low
Mountain village of Gordes
- Laurence Wylie : village in the Vaucluse. Everyday life in a French community. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 1978, ISBN 3-596-26621-1 .
- Ralf Nestmeyer : Provence & Côte d'Azur . Michael-Müller-Verlag, Erlangen 2012, ISBN 978-3-89953-716-1 .
- Nouveau départemental de Vaucluse et élection du Président. In: vaucluse.fr. Retrieved February 14, 2016 (French).