Venables, Eure

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Venables
Venables colline.jpg
Coat of arms of Venables
Coat of arms
Venables is located in France
Venables
Venables
Coordinates: 49°12′00″N 1°17′47″E / 49.2°N 1.2964°E / 49.2; 1.2964Coordinates: 49°12′00″N 1°17′47″E / 49.2°N 1.2964°E / 49.2; 1.2964
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Les Andelys
Canton Gaillon-Campagne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Drouet
Area
 • Land1 14.86 km2 (5.74 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 775
 • 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.
Church in Venables

Venables is a commune of the Eure department in Haute-Normandie in northern France.

History[edit]

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.

The Venables Mairie (town hall)

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 880 —    
1800 807 −8.3%
1806 876 +8.6%
1821 839 −4.2%
1831 803 −4.3%
1836 827 +3.0%
1841 842 +1.8%
1846 796 −5.5%
1851 746 −6.3%
1856 696 −6.7%
1861 674 −3.2%
1866 646 −4.2%
1872 629 −2.6%
1876 602 −4.3%
1881 578 −4.0%
1886 548 −5.2%
1891 493 −10.0%
1896 478 −3.0%
1901 453 −5.2%
1906 465 +2.6%
1911 389 −16.3%
1921 356 −8.5%
1926 343 −3.7%
1931 302 −12.0%
1936 347 +14.9%
1946 350 +0.9%
1954 370 +5.7%
1962 346 −6.5%
1968 400 +15.6%
1975 419 +4.8%
1982 587 +40.1%
1990 702 +19.6%
1999 710 +1.1%
2008 775 +9.2%

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