Le Thor

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Le Thor
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Le Thor
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
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Le Thor
Coordinates: 43°55′48″N4°59′42″E / 43.93°N 4.995°E / 43.93; 4.995 Coordinates: 43°55′48″N4°59′42″E / 43.93°N 4.995°E / 43.93; 4.995
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Avignon
Canton L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Intercommunality Pays des Sorgues et des Monts de Vaucluse
Government
  Mayor Jacques Olivier
Area1 35.53 km2 (13.72 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,834
  Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 84132 /84250
Elevation 38–111 m (125–364 ft)
(avg. 53 m or 174 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Vaucluse Department of France in Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur

Vaucluse is a department in Southeastern France, located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. It is named after the famous spring, the Fontaine de Vaucluse; the name Vaucluse itself derives from the Latin Vallis Clausa as the valley ends in a cliff face from which emanates a spring whose origin is so far in and so deep that it remains to be defined. The department's prefecture is Avignon; it had a population of 559,014 as of 2016.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

It has an attractive Romanesque church, Notre-Dame-du-Lac.

Notre-Dame-du-Lac Church church located in Vaucluse, in France

Notre-Dame-du-Lac is a Roman Catholic church in the town of Le Thor in Provence, France. It was built in the 12th-century in the Romanesque architectural tradition.

Notable residents

Alexey Brodovitch Russian artist

Alexey Vyacheslavovich Brodovitch was a Russian-born photographer, designer and instructor who is most famous for his art direction of fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar from 1934 to 1958.

Pierre Salinger American politician and journalist

Pierre Emil George Salinger was an American journalist, author and politician. He had served as the seventh White House Press Secretary for U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Salinger served as a United States Senator in 1964 and as campaign manager for the 1968 Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign.

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