Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

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Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
View of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and the Fort Saint-André, by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
View of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and the Fort Saint-André, by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is located in France
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Coordinates: 43°58′02″N 4°47′48″E / 43.9672°N 4.7967°E / 43.9672; 4.7967Coordinates: 43°58′02″N 4°47′48″E / 43.9672°N 4.7967°E / 43.9672; 4.7967
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marc Roubaud
Area1 18.27 km2 (7.05 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 12,756
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30351 / 30400
Elevation 10–181 m (33–594 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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-lès-Avignon is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. It can also be spelled Villeneuve-lez-Avignon.

History[edit]

The city was founded by Philippe le Bel and boasts a castle he built, Fort Saint-André.

Geography[edit]

It is located by the Rhône River, opposite Avignon.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,300 —    
1800 3,297 −0.1%
1806 3,279 −0.5%
1821 3,232 −1.4%
1831 3,564 +10.3%
1836 3,633 +1.9%
1841 3,671 +1.0%
1846 3,723 +1.4%
1851 3,733 +0.3%
1856 3,252 −12.9%
1861 3,162 −2.8%
1866 3,067 −3.0%
1872 2,730 −11.0%
1876 2,910 +6.6%
1881 2,630 −9.6%
1886 2,644 +0.5%
1891 2,622 −0.8%
1896 2,735 +4.3%
1901 2,922 +6.8%
1906 2,890 −1.1%
1911 2,709 −6.3%
1921 2,561 −5.5%
1926 3,035 +18.5%
1931 3,635 +19.8%
1936 3,740 +2.9%
1946 4,399 +17.6%
1954 5,157 +17.2%
1962 6,422 +24.5%
1968 6,977 +8.6%
1975 8,540 +22.4%
1982 9,282 +8.7%
1990 10,730 +15.6%
1999 11,791 +9.9%
2008 12,756 +8.2%

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Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is twinned with:

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