Vézins-de-Lévézou

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Vézins-de-Lévézou
Coat of arms of Vézins-de-Lévézou
Coat of arms
Vézins-de-Lévézou is located in France
Vézins-de-Lévézou
Vézins-de-Lévézou
Coordinates: 44°16′48″N 2°57′12″E / 44.28°N 2.9533°E / 44.28; 2.9533Coordinates: 44°16′48″N 2°57′12″E / 44.28°N 2.9533°E / 44.28; 2.9533
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Millau
Canton Vézins-de-Lévézou
Intercommunality Lévézou Pareloup
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Arnaud Viala
Area1 78.96 km2 (30.49 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 645
 • Density 8.2/km2 (21/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 12294 / 12780
Elevation 713–1,155 m (2,339–3,789 ft)
(avg. 900 m or 3,000 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.

Vézins-de-Lévézou is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.

The Château de Vezins is a historical castle. The first fortress was built in 1120 by Vesian de Vezins to command the Lévezou district. Following a disastrous fire in 1642, the only remains of this original castle are the vaulted rooms of the ground floor. The castle was redeveloped in the Renaissance style.

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 963 —    
1968 1,004 +4.3%
1975 879 −12.5%
1982 809 −8.0%
1990 699 −13.6%
1999 634 −9.3%
2008 645 +1.7%

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