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Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

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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{{#coordinates:43.9672|4.7967|type:city(12756)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Languedoc-Roussillon</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Gard</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Nîmes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Villeneuve-lès-Avignon</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Jean-Marc Roubaud</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 18.27 km2 (7.05 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2008)2</th><td> 12,756</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 30351 / 30400</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. It can also be spelled Villeneuve-lez-Avignon.

History

The city was founded by Philippe le Bel and boasts a castle he built, Fort Saint-André.

Geography

It is located by the Rhône River, opposite Avignon.

Population

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View of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and the Fort Saint-André, by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
View of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and the Fort Saint-André, by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
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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%

Sights

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is twinned with:

Gallery

See also

References

Further reading

External links


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