|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Marie Drouet|
|• Land1||14.86 km2 (5.74 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||52/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||27676 / 27940|
|Elevation||8–138 m (26–453 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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.
The village dates back some 7,000 years. It is situated at the northernmost point of the Madrie Plateau and is located at an altitude of 124 meters above sea level. The soil consists of alluvium, white chalk, clay, and sand. It overlooks the meandering of the Seine River and is built at the crossroads coming from Les Andelys to the north, Gaillon to the east, Louviers to the south, while the western border of the village is protected by the banks of the Seine.
Venables comprises the main village and several hamlets within an area of 14.87 km2 (5.74 sq mi). The main village is located at the top of the hill and centers around the town church. It also contains the village elementary school and La Mairie (town hall). The hamlets include: La Mare (Hamlet of the Lake) located in the valley below the main village; La Rive (Hamlet on the River Bank) located along the banks of the Seine; Lormais which is nestled between the Seine river and the hills; Moulin a Vent (Hamlet of the Windmill) located at the edge of the Madrie Plateau; Val d'Ailly (Hamlet of the Ailly Valley) where only a 16th-century manor house and its surrounding farm remain which was a residence of the Charadas families and Mangin (a French naval officer at the turn of the century); and lastly Fontaine-La-Verte (Hamlet of the Green Fountain) which derives its name from the many springs that flow through the flowering ground cover.
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