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Coat of arms of Villeneuve-sur-Vère
Coat of arms
Villeneuve-sur-Vère is located in France
Location within Occitanie region
Villeneuve-sur-Vère is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 44°00′11″N 2°01′45″E / 44.0031°N 2.0292°E / 44.0031; 2.0292Coordinates: 44°00′11″N 2°01′45″E / 44.0031°N 2.0292°E / 44.0031; 2.0292
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Albi
Canton Albi-3
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Trouche
Area1 15.89 km2 (6.14 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 405
 • Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 81319 /81130
Elevation 227–321 m (745–1,053 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-sur-Vère is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.


In the beginning of the 13th century, those who survived the Crusade of Simon de Montfort created a Bastide in the east side of fort Alemanni, named Bastide of Mount Alaman or in Doat. Later, in 1212, this Bastide was renamed Villeneuve by Déodat Alaman, who was the new founder. The new fortified town was built on a ledge with a view to the Vère River. The Archdiocese of Albi comprised the whole of the department of Tarn. Villeneuve-sur-Vere belonged to the Archbishop of Albi, until 1479. Then the lordship was acquired by Louis d'Amboise, who became the new bishop of Albi.


The village lies in the middle of the commune, on the left bank of the Vère, which flows westward through the commune.

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