Villeneuve, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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Villeneuve
Commune
The church and surrounding buildings in Villeneuve
The church and surrounding buildings in Villeneuve
Coat of arms of Villeneuve
Coat of arms
Villeneuve is located in France
Villeneuve
Villeneuve
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Villeneuve is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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 Oraison
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)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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
YearPop.±%
1765575—    
1793647+12.5%
1800720+11.3%
1806696−3.3%
1821806+15.8%
1831872+8.2%
1836846−3.0%
1841776−8.3%
1846783+0.9%
1851793+1.3%
1856778−1.9%
1861785+0.9%
1866731−6.9%
1872798+9.2%
1876745−6.6%
1881681−8.6%
1886600−11.9%
1891576−4.0%
1896577+0.2%
1901566−1.9%
19061,143+101.9%
1911605−47.1%
1921591−2.3%
1926537−9.1%
1931496−7.6%
1936575+15.9%
1946586+1.9%
1954575−1.9%
1962639+11.1%
1968861+34.7%
19751,144+32.9%
19821,730+51.2%
19902,516+45.4%
19992,964+17.8%
20083,444+16.2%

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