Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (French pronunciation: ​[vil'nœv lez‿avi'ɲɔ̃]; Provençal: Vilanòva d’Avinhon) is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. It can also be spelled Villeneuve-lez-Avignon.

Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Fort Saint-André on Mont Andaon
Fort Saint-André on Mont Andaon
Coat of arms of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Coat of arms
Location of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is located in France
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is located in Occitanie
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Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Coordinates: 43°58′02″N 4°47′48″E / 43.9672°N 4.7967°E / 43.9672; 4.7967Coordinates: 43°58′02″N 4°47′48″E / 43.9672°N 4.7967°E / 43.9672; 4.7967
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementNîmes
CantonVilleneuve-lès-Avignon
IntercommunalityCA Grand Avignon
Government
 • Mayor (2020-2026) Pascale Bories
Area
1
18.27 km2 (7.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
11,698
 • Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30351 /30400
Elevation10–181 m (33–594 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

In the 6th century the Benedictine abbey of St André was founded on Mount Andaon, and the village which grew up round it took its name.[2] The city itself was founded by Philippe le Bel and boasts a castle he built, Fort Saint-André.

The town was also the resort of the French cardinals during the sojourn of the popes at Avignon, in the 14th century.[2]

GeographyEdit

It is located by the Rhône River, opposite Avignon.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17933,300—    
18003,297−0.1%
18063,279−0.5%
18213,232−1.4%
18313,564+10.3%
18363,633+1.9%
18413,671+1.0%
18463,723+1.4%
18513,733+0.3%
18563,252−12.9%
18613,162−2.8%
18663,067−3.0%
18722,730−11.0%
18762,910+6.6%
18812,630−9.6%
18862,644+0.5%
18912,622−0.8%
18962,735+4.3%
19012,922+6.8%
19062,890−1.1%
19112,709−6.3%
19212,561−5.5%
19263,035+18.5%
19313,635+19.8%
19363,740+2.9%
19464,399+17.6%
19545,157+17.2%
19626,422+24.5%
19686,977+8.6%
19758,540+22.4%
19829,282+8.7%
199010,730+15.6%
199911,791+9.9%
200812,756+8.2%
201212,232−4.1%
201711,698−4.4%

SightsEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is twinned with:

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Villeneuve-lès-Avignon". Encyclopædia Britannica. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 85.

Further readingEdit

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