Taillades

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Coordinates: 43°50′13″N5°05′29″E / 43.8369°N 5.0914°E / 43.8369; 5.0914 Coordinates: 43°50′13″N5°05′29″E / 43.8369°N 5.0914°E / 43.8369; 5.0914
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Apt
Canton Cheval-Blanc
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Nicole Girard [1]
Area
1
6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [2]
1,923
  Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84131 /84300
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Taillades (French pronunciation:  [tajad] ; Occitan : Lei Talhadas) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

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It is 5 km (3.1 mi) east of Cavaillon, and 40 km (25 mi) south east of Avignon.

Situated in the Luberon, the village covers 675 hectares of which 320 are mountainside. It has a population of about 1,900 inhabitants. [3]

The village was awarded the 'two flowers' standard in the national competition for floral villages.

History

The village developed as a community of stone workers employed at the quarries nearby. The entrance to the old village is marked by a medieval tower, a vestige of the original castle. The castle was rebuilt in the seventeenth century. In 1859, the village mill, Moulin Saint-Pierre, was built. Today it is used as a function room for the village. [4]

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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 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. http://www.lestaillades.fr/village/notrevillage.htm
  4. http://www.lestaillades.fr/village/urgindex.htm