Vézénobres

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Vézénobres
Vézénobres 4.jpg
Coat of arms of Vézénobres
Coat of arms
Vézénobres is located in France
Vézénobres
Vézénobres
Coordinates: 44°03′07″N 4°08′35″E / 44.052°N 4.143°E / 44.052; 4.143Coordinates: 44°03′07″N 4°08′35″E / 44.052°N 4.143°E / 44.052; 4.143
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Alès
Canton Vézénobres
Intercommunality Région de Vézénobres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Miahle
Area1 17.07 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,694
 • Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30348 / 30360
Elevation 84–219 m (276–719 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 ft)

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

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

Vézénobres (Occitan: Vesenòbras) is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

History[edit]

Vézénobres is a medieval town that is known for the intense religious wars that lasted a few centuries. It was home to many Protestant leaders, namely, those who were directly involved in the Carmisard wars. Eventually the Catholic Dragoons invaded and killed all of them and they were buried in the walls of their own houses.[citation needed]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 920 —    
1821 898 −2.4%
1846 1,047 +16.6%
1872 1,001 −4.4%
1901 914 −8.7%
1926 762 −16.6%
1946 641 −15.9%
1962 865 +34.9%
1968 914 +5.7%
1975 1,056 +15.5%
1982 1,092 +3.4%
1990 1,312 +20.1%
1999 1,391 +6.0%
2008 1,694 +21.8%

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