Vernon, Eure

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Vernon
Old mill on the broken bridge
Old mill on the broken bridge
Coat of arms of Vernon
Coat of arms
Vernon is located in France
Vernon
Vernon
Coordinates: 49°05′N 1°29′E / 49.09°N 1.49°E / 49.09; 1.49Coordinates: 49°05′N 1°29′E / 49.09°N 1.49°E / 49.09; 1.49
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Évreux
Intercommunality Portes de l'Eure
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Nguyen Thanh
Area
 • Land1 34.92 km2 (13.48 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 24,998
 • Population2 density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27681 / 27200
Elevation 10–148 m (33–486 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.

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

It lies on the banks of the Seine River, about midway between Paris and Rouen. The city is well known for its production of engines by the SNECMA group.

History[edit]

1027−1030 : Mention in a Latin written document as Vernum, the /m/ at the end could be the last remains of the Celtic magus 'plain' or 'market', or it is a simple latinization, and the origin is just the Celtic word *uerno, alder tree (Breton gwern, Irish fern).

The village gave its name to a family who took part to the Norman Conquest of England and then became a British first name.

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 4,029 —    
1800 5,202 +29.1%
1806 4,793 −7.9%
1821 4,812 +0.4%
1831 4,888 +1.6%
1836 5,301 +8.4%
1841 6,128 +15.6%
1846 5,204 −15.1%
1851 6,463 +24.2%
1856 7,674 +18.7%
1861 7,410 −3.4%
1866 7,787 +5.1%
1872 7,961 +2.2%
1876 7,636 −4.1%
1881 7,881 +3.2%
1886 8,164 +3.6%
1891 8,288 +1.5%
1896 8,492 +2.5%
1901 8,757 +3.1%
1906 8,667 −1.0%
1911 8,733 +0.8%
1921 8,814 +0.9%
1926 9,725 +10.3%
1931 10,621 +9.2%
1936 11,330 +6.7%
1946 11,242 −0.8%
1954 14,460 +28.6%
1962 17,247 +19.3%
1968 18,872 +9.4%
1975 22,422 +18.8%
1982 22,243 −0.8%
1990 23,659 +6.4%
1999 24,063 +1.7%
2008 24,998 +3.9%

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