Villeneuve, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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Villeneuve
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
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 CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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
Year Pop. ±%
1765 575 —    
1793 647 +12.5%
1800 720 +11.3%
1806 696 −3.3%
1821 806 +15.8%
1831 872 +8.2%
1836 846 −3.0%
1841 776 −8.3%
1846 783 +0.9%
1851 793 +1.3%
1856 778 −1.9%
1861 785 +0.9%
1866 731 −6.9%
1872 798 +9.2%
1876 745 −6.6%
1881 681 −8.6%
1886 600 −11.9%
1891 576 −4.0%
1896 577 +0.2%
1901 566 −1.9%
1906 1,143 +101.9%
1911 605 −47.1%
1921 591 −2.3%
1926 537 −9.1%
1931 496 −7.6%
1936 575 +15.9%
1946 586 +1.9%
1954 575 −1.9%
1962 639 +11.1%
1968 861 +34.7%
1975 1,144 +32.9%
1982 1,730 +51.2%
1990 2,516 +45.4%
1999 2,964 +17.8%
2008 3,444 +16.2%

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