Vaulx-en-Velin

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Vaulx-en-Velin
The town hall in Vaulx-en-Velin
The town hall in Vaulx-en-Velin
Coat of arms of Vaulx-en-Velin
Location of Vaulx-en-Velin
Vaulx-en-Velin is located in France
Vaulx-en-Velin
Vaulx-en-Velin
Vaulx-en-Velin is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Vaulx-en-Velin
Vaulx-en-Velin
Coordinates: 45°46′36″N 4°55′07″E / 45.7768°N 4.9186°E / 45.7768; 4.9186Coordinates: 45°46′36″N 4°55′07″E / 45.7768°N 4.9186°E / 45.7768; 4.9186
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
MetropolisLyon Metropolis
ArrondissementLyon
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Hélène Geoffroy[1] (PS)
Area
1
20.95 km2 (8.09 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
52,795
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
69256 /69120
Elevation165–193 m (541–633 ft)
(avg. 192 m or 630 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vaulx-en-Velin (French pronunciation: [vo ɑ̃ vəlɛ̃] (listen)) is a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. It is the third-largest suburb of the city of Lyon, and is located to its northeast, on the river Rhône.

History[edit]

The rivers, including the Rhône, regularly overflowed their banks, leaving behind a swampy area. The first verifiable mention of the village of Vaulx-en-Velin comes from the year 1225. The place was not spared from wars either. In 1628 the plague raged in the village. Many people suffered from malaria - the field name "En Palud" testifies to this. A dike was built between 1863 and 1879 to dry out around 9,000 hectares of land. The Saint Jean Villeurbanne dam, built between 1879 and 1882, protects Vaulx-en-Velin from flooding.

In September 1979 the first Banlieue suburban youth riots in France broke out in the Cité Olivier-de-Serres in Vaulx-en-Velin.[3]

One third of the population lives below the poverty line.[4]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 762—    
1800 961+3.37%
1806 986+0.43%
1821 1,045+0.39%
1831 1,125+0.74%
1836 1,170+0.79%
1841 1,182+0.20%
1846 1,233+0.85%
1851 1,287+0.86%
1856 1,263−0.38%
1861 1,340+1.19%
1866 1,260−1.22%
1872 1,238−0.29%
1876 1,245+0.14%
1881 1,258+0.21%
1886 1,251−0.11%
1891 1,270+0.30%
1896 1,314+0.68%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 1,251−0.98%
1906 1,235−0.26%
1911 1,315+1.26%
1921 1,588+1.90%
1926 3,745+18.72%
1931 8,124+16.75%
1936 7,386−1.89%
1946 7,821+0.57%
1954 9,630+2.64%
1962 12,118+2.91%
1968 20,726+9.36%
1975 37,866+8.99%
1982 44,160+2.22%
1990 44,174+0.00%
1999 39,154−1.33%
2007 40,626+0.46%
2012 43,394+1.33%
2017 49,658+2.73%
Source: EHESS[5] and INSEE (1968-2017)[6]

Transport[edit]

Personalities[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Trente ans de violences urbaines".
  4. ^ "Vaulx-en-Velin. Au pied des tours, « l'écœurement »". 21 February 2022.
  5. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Vaulx-en-Velin, EHESS. (in French)
  6. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  7. ^ "Conseillers municipaux". Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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