Verquières

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Verquières
Eglise à Verquières.JPG
Coat of arms of Verquières
Coat of arms
Verquières is located in France
Verquières
Verquières
Coordinates: 43°50′27″N 4°55′09″E / 43.8408°N 4.9192°E / 43.8408; 4.9192Coordinates: 43°50′27″N 4°55′09″E / 43.8408°N 4.9192°E / 43.8408; 4.9192
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Arles
Canton Orgon
Intercommunality Rhône Alpilles Durance
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marc Martin-Teisserre
Area1 4.59 km2 (1.77 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 779
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13116 / 13670
Elevation 45–51 m (148–167 ft)
(avg. 49 m or 161 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.

Verquières is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

History[edit]

Towards the middle of the 12th century when the manor fell Diocese of Avignon on which city had been built. The parish was removed and attached to Saint-Andiol, and then restored in 1841.

Aside from his Mas Provençal, very typical include its castle and the Jesuit Church of St. Vérédème, fortified 14th century and enlarged in the 19th.

Its features: a massive square tower and spire serving his masons' marks, its barrel-vaulted nave broken, its apse semi-circular buttresses crowned with watch towers. Remember People's Oratory where we once went in procession to the rain

There are also beautiful wrought iron cross, very ornate they are due to the dexterity of the Reverend Roy who was pastor of the town from 1876 to 1894.

Finally, we can admire a beautiful loft and amazing framing the entrance of the pyramid field Beauplan located off the village road Eyragues.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 74 —    
1800 83 +12.2%
1806 76 −8.4%
1821 104 +36.8%
1831 110 +5.8%
1836 109 −0.9%
1841 120 +10.1%
1846 133 +10.8%
1851 152 +14.3%
1856 169 +11.2%
1861 171 +1.2%
1866 195 +14.0%
1872 195 +0.0%
1876 212 +8.7%
1881 209 −1.4%
1886 184 −12.0%
1891 206 +12.0%
1896 189 −8.3%
1901 216 +14.3%
1906 242 +12.0%
1911 252 +4.1%
1921 247 −2.0%
1926 260 +5.3%
1931 268 +3.1%
1936 272 +1.5%
1946 281 +3.3%
1954 278 −1.1%
1962 296 +6.5%
1968 335 +13.2%
1975 316 −5.7%
1982 508 +60.8%
1990 654 +28.7%
1999 801 +22.5%
2008 779 −2.7%

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