Verneuil-sur-Avre

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Verneuil-sur-Avre
Tour de l'église de la Madeleine Verneuil-sur-Avre.jpg
Coat of arms of Verneuil-sur-Avre
Coat of arms
Verneuil-sur-Avre is located in France
Verneuil-sur-Avre
Verneuil-sur-Avre
Coordinates: 48°44′22″N 0°55′43″E / 48.7394°N 0.9286°E / 48.7394; 0.9286Coordinates: 48°44′22″N 0°55′43″E / 48.7394°N 0.9286°E / 48.7394; 0.9286
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Évreux
Canton Verneuil-sur-Avre
Intercommunality Pays de Verneuil-sur-Avre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Louis Petiet
Area
 • Land1 31.97 km2 (12.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 6,538
 • Population2 density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27679 / 27130
Elevation 147–193 m (482–633 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.

Verneuil-sur-Avre is a commune in the Eure department in Haute-Normandie in northern France.

History[edit]

In August 1424 during the Hundred Years' War the battle of Verneuil was fought just to the north of the town. An English army of 9,000 men beat a joint Franco-Scottish army of 15,000 men and as a result gained control of Normandy and Aquitaine and destroyed Scottish participation in the war.

Demography[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 5,551 —    
1968 6,012 +8.3%
1975 6,499 +8.1%
1982 6,698 +3.1%
1990 6,446 −3.8%
1999 6,619 +2.7%
2008 6,538 −1.2%

International relations[edit]

The town is twinned with Stowmarket, Suffolk, England.

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