Villeneuve-les-Avignon
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Villeneuve-les-Avignon
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Commune
Fort Saint-André on Mont Andaon
Fort Saint-André on Mont Andaon
Coat of arms of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Coat of arms
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is located in France
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Location within Occitanie region
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is located in Occitanie
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
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
 o Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marc Roubaud
Area118.27 km2 (7.05 sq mi)
Population (2012)212,232
 o Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code30351 /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. 2Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

History

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.[1] 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.[1]

Geography

It is located by the Rhône River, opposite Avignon.

Population

Sights

International relations

Twin towns - Sister cities

Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is twinned with:

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Public Domain 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.

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