Velaux

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Velaux
Velaux83.jpg
Coat of arms of Velaux
Coat of arms
Velaux is located in France
Velaux
Velaux
Coordinates: 43°31′43″N 5°15′23″E / 43.5286°N 5.2564°E / 43.5286; 5.2564Coordinates: 43°31′43″N 5°15′23″E / 43.5286°N 5.2564°E / 43.5286; 5.2564
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Aix-en-Provence
Canton Pélissanne
Intercommunality Salon-Étang de Berre-Durance
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Maggi
Area
 • Land1 25.23 km2 (9.74 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 8,403
 • Population2 density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13112 / 13880
Elevation 27–270 m (89–886 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 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.

Velaux is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France. It is near Coudoux and Ventabren.

Velaux is an old Provençal village set on a hill overlooking the high plains of the inland west side of Aix. It is located in the middle of the Aix-Marseille-Salon region and surrounded by greenery and hills of vines. Velaux is in the countryside while being close to major urban centers in the region.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 954 —    
1800 1,102 +15.5%
1806 1,054 −4.4%
1821 1,257 +19.3%
1831 1,242 −1.2%
1836 1,176 −5.3%
1841 1,183 +0.6%
1846 1,173 −0.8%
1851 1,024 −12.7%
1856 1,170 +14.3%
1861 1,061 −9.3%
1866 1,120 +5.6%
1872 1,150 +2.7%
1876 1,014 −11.8%
1881 849 −16.3%
1886 772 −9.1%
1891 781 +1.2%
1896 789 +1.0%
1901 789 +0.0%
1906 748 −5.2%
1911 689 −7.9%
1921 684 −0.7%
1926 719 +5.1%
1931 792 +10.2%
1936 737 −6.9%
1946 753 +2.2%
1954 1,006 +33.6%
1962 1,360 +35.2%
1968 1,690 +24.3%
1975 2,638 +56.1%
1982 5,447 +106.5%
1990 7,265 +33.4%
1999 7,603 +4.7%
2008 8,403 +10.5%

Sights[edit]

  • Église paroissiale
  • Tour-musée de Velaux
  • Moulin Segneurial
  • Le site archéologique de Roquepertuse
  • Ciné-club (CCDV)

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