Venelles

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Venelles
Clocher de l'Eglise - Venelles (13).JPG
Coat of arms of Venelles
Coat of arms
Venelles is located in France
Venelles
Venelles
Coordinates: 43°35′57″N 5°29′00″E / 43.5992°N 5.4833°E / 43.5992; 5.4833Coordinates: 43°35′57″N 5°29′00″E / 43.5992°N 5.4833°E / 43.5992; 5.4833
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Aix-en-Provence
Canton Aix-en-Provence-Nord-Est
Intercommunality Pays d'Aix
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Saez
Area1 20.54 km2 (7.93 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 8,100
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13113 / 13770
Elevation 254–442 m (833–1,450 ft)
(avg. 409 m or 1,342 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.

Venelles is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France near Aix-en-Provence.

History[edit]

In 15 BC, there was a Roman settlement there. It was then destroyed by the Lombards in 574 AD, and again in the 11th century by the Saracens.

In the 15th century, the land was finally re-settled.

In 1530 there were seven houses, by 1728 there were 30, in 1765 there were 124 and in 1820 there were 211.

In 1865 a railway was built, followed by a school in 1882.

On 11 June 1909, an earthquake destroyed many houses.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 796 —    
1800 722 −9.3%
1806 800 +10.8%
1821 833 +4.1%
1831 828 −0.6%
1836 740 −10.6%
1841 716 −3.2%
1846 659 −8.0%
1851 753 +14.3%
1856 698 −7.3%
1861 740 +6.0%
1866 709 −4.2%
1872 680 −4.1%
1876 676 −0.6%
1881 612 −9.5%
1886 600 −2.0%
1891 538 −10.3%
1896 539 +0.2%
1901 519 −3.7%
1906 506 −2.5%
1911 511 +1.0%
1921 467 −8.6%
1926 514 +10.1%
1931 512 −0.4%
1936 447 −12.7%
1946 452 +1.1%
1954 531 +17.5%
1962 623 +17.3%
1968 1,553 +149.3%
1975 2,672 +72.1%
1982 5,225 +95.5%
1990 7,046 +34.9%
1999 7,535 +6.9%
2008 8,100 +7.5%

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