Joucas

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Joucas
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Joucas
Coordinates: 43°55′36″N5°15′10″E / 43.9267°N 5.2528°E / 43.9267; 5.2528 Coordinates: 43°55′36″N5°15′10″E / 43.9267°N 5.2528°E / 43.9267; 5.2528
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Apt
Canton Apt
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Lucien Aubert [1]
Area
1
8.29 km2 (3.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [2]
338
  Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84057 /84220
Elevation178–447 m (584–1,467 ft)
(avg. 263 m or 863 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Joucas (Jocaç [3] in Occitan) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. The town is located on the perimeter of the Parc naturel régional du Luberon.

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Geography

Located between two of the "most beautiful villages in France," Gordes and Roussillon, Joucas is a small hilltop village of Monts de Vaucluse. From the village one can see the surrounding plain and ochre hills of Roussillon. Like other hilltop villages in the region, the village location was selected in part due to the good views, which allowed inhabitants to see enemies approaching from far away.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793303    
1800299−1.3%
1806310+3.7%
1821308−0.6%
1831393+27.6%
1836390−0.8%
1841364−6.7%
1846391+7.4%
1851455+16.4%
1856437−4.0%
1861435−0.5%
1866398−8.5%
1872380−4.5%
1876397+4.5%
1881311−21.7%
1886307−1.3%
1891265−13.7%
1896232−12.5%
YearPop.±%
1901219−5.6%
1906206−5.9%
1911212+2.9%
1921181−14.6%
1926169−6.6%
1931175+3.6%
1936180+2.9%
1946195+8.3%
1954173−11.3%
1962163−5.8%
1968201+23.3%
1975204+1.5%
1982210+2.9%
1990258+22.9%
1999317+22.9%
2007 315−0.6%
2012 325+3.2%
2017 338+4.0%
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting
Source: 1793-1999 EHESS, [4] 1968-2017 INSEE [5]

Tourism

Like all municipalities in the Luberon, tourism plays a role, directly or indirectly, in the local economy. There are several main types of tourism in the Luberon. Historical and cultural tourism relies on the rich heritage of the hilltop villages. Vacation tourism has resulted in the significant development of cottages, hotels and rentals, a large concentration of pools, and activities such as the Provençal markets. Finally, green tourism benefits from the many hiking trails and protected lands in the Luberon and surroundings. Tourism (hotels, guest houses and restaurants, including a starred Michelin) is an important part of the Joucas economy.

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References

  1. "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. Toponimia occitana de Vauclusa / Occitan Toponymy of Vaucluse
  4. Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Joucas, EHESS. (in French)
  5. Joucas, Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE.