Végennes

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Végennes
Coat of arms of Végennes
Coat of arms
Location of Végennes
Végennes is located in France
Végennes
Végennes
Végennes is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Végennes
Végennes
Coordinates: 44°58′59″N 1°44′26″E / 44.9831°N 1.7406°E / 44.9831; 1.7406Coordinates: 44°58′59″N 1°44′26″E / 44.9831°N 1.7406°E / 44.9831; 1.7406
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCorrèze
ArrondissementBrive-la-Gaillarde
CantonMidi Corrézien
IntercommunalitySud Corrézien
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Roselyne Poujade
Area
1
10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
180
 • Density18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
19280 /19120
Elevation125–360 m (410–1,181 ft)
(avg. 270 m or 890 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Végennes is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The commune is located in the south of the Corrèze department. The village borders the department of the Lot and the Occitanie region.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962224—    
1968242+8.0%
1975208−14.0%
1982200−3.8%
1990181−9.5%
1999182+0.6%
2008167−8.2%

History[edit]

In 856 at Veterinas, as Végennes was called, Rodolphe de Turenne, Archbishop of Bourges established a Benedictine settlement there.[2]:100[3] It would fail and he moved the settlement to Vellinus which he renamed Bellus Locus that eventually became Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne.[2]:100

Notable persons[edit]

  • Jacques Ricard de Genouillac, dit Galiot de Genouillac - military and French diplomat during the Renaissance, died at Végennes on 15 October 1546[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Aubel, Francois. La Correze: Vallee de la Dordogne (in French). Martel: Editions du Laquet. p. 104. ISBN 2-91033377-9.
  3. ^ Deloche, M (1859). Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Beaulieu, en Limousin (in French). Imprimerie Impériale.
  4. ^ "Encyclopédie Larousse en ligne - Jacques Ricard de Genouillac dit Galiot de Genouillac". www.larousse.fr (in French). Retrieved 2019-08-16.