Villeneuve, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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Villeneuve
Villeneuve (04).JPG
Coat of arms of Villeneuve
Coat of arms
Villeneuve is located in France
Villeneuve
Villeneuve
Coordinates: 43°53′42″N 5°51′49″E / 43.895°N 5.8636°E / 43.895; 5.8636Coordinates: 43°53′42″N 5°51′49″E / 43.895°N 5.8636°E / 43.895; 5.8636
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Arrondissement Forcalquier
Canton Forcalquier
Intercommunality Luberon Oriental
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Echalon
Area1 25.55 km2 (9.86 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,444
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 04242 / 04180
Elevation 313–600 m (1,027–1,969 ft)
(avg. 450 m or 1,480 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.

Villeneuve is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.

Villeneuve is located in Durance valley. This village, like many other villages in Provence, is built on the top of a hill to keep it protected from invaders. Villeneuve in French mean "New town" but was constructed in Middle Ages, originally further in the forest on the top of a high cliff. Only the little chapel remains on the rock to show where the original village was located.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1765 575 —    
1793 647 +12.5%
1800 720 +11.3%
1806 696 −3.3%
1821 806 +15.8%
1831 872 +8.2%
1836 846 −3.0%
1841 776 −8.3%
1846 783 +0.9%
1851 793 +1.3%
1856 778 −1.9%
1861 785 +0.9%
1866 731 −6.9%
1872 798 +9.2%
1876 745 −6.6%
1881 681 −8.6%
1886 600 −11.9%
1891 576 −4.0%
1896 577 +0.2%
1901 566 −1.9%
1906 1,143 +101.9%
1911 605 −47.1%
1921 591 −2.3%
1926 537 −9.1%
1931 496 −7.6%
1936 575 +15.9%
1946 586 +1.9%
1954 575 −1.9%
1962 639 +11.1%
1968 861 +34.7%
1975 1,144 +32.9%
1982 1,730 +51.2%
1990 2,516 +45.4%
1999 2,964 +17.8%
2008 3,444 +16.2%

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