Venelles

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Venelles
The bell tower of the church of Venelles
The bell tower of the church of Venelles
Coat of arms of Venelles
Coat of arms
Location of Venelles
Venelles is located in France
Venelles
Venelles
Venelles is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Venelles
Venelles
Coordinates: 43°35′57″N 5°29′00″E / 43.5992°N 5.4833°E / 43.5992; 5.4833Coordinates: 43°35′57″N 5°29′00″E / 43.5992°N 5.4833°E / 43.5992; 5.4833
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
ArrondissementAix-en-Provence
CantonTrets
IntercommunalityAix-Marseille-Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Saez
Area
1
20.54 km2 (7.93 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
8,539
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13113 /13770
Elevation254–442 m (833–1,450 ft)
(avg. 409 m or 1,342 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Venelles is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France near Aix-en-Provence.

History[edit]

In 15 BC, there was a Roman settlement there. It was then destroyed by the Lombards in 574 AD, and again in the 11th century by the Saracens.

In the 15th century, the land was finally re-settled.

In 1530 there were seven houses, by 1728 there were 30, in 1765 there were 124 and in 1820 there were 211.

In 1865 a railway was built, followed by a school in 1882.

On 11 June 1909, an earthquake destroyed many houses.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793796—    
1800722−9.3%
1806800+10.8%
1821833+4.1%
1831828−0.6%
1836740−10.6%
1841716−3.2%
1846659−8.0%
1851753+14.3%
1856698−7.3%
1861740+6.0%
1866709−4.2%
1872680−4.1%
1876676−0.6%
1881612−9.5%
1886600−2.0%
1891538−10.3%
1896539+0.2%
1901519−3.7%
1906506−2.5%
1911511+1.0%
1921467−8.6%
1926514+10.1%
1931512−0.4%
1936447−12.7%
1946452+1.1%
1954531+17.5%
1962623+17.3%
19681,553+149.3%
19752,672+72.1%
19825,225+95.5%
19907,046+34.9%
19997,535+6.9%
20088,100+7.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

External links[edit]