Villeneuve-sur-Lot

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Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Bridge over the Lot river
Bridge over the Lot river
Coat of arms of Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Coat of arms
Location of Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Villeneuve-sur-Lot is located in France
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Villeneuve-sur-Lot is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Coordinates: 44°24′29″N 0°42′18″E / 44.4081°N 0.705°E / 44.4081; 0.705Coordinates: 44°24′29″N 0°42′18″E / 44.4081°N 0.705°E / 44.4081; 0.705
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLot-et-Garonne
ArrondissementVilleneuve-sur-Lot
CantonVilleneuve-sur-Lot-1
Villeneuve-sur-Lot-2
IntercommunalityGrand Villeneuvois
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Patrick Cassany[1]
Area
1
81.32 km2 (31.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
23,263
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Villeneuvois
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
47323 /47300
Elevation42–209 m (138–686 ft)
(avg. 126 m or 413 ft)
Websitewww.ville-villeneuve-sur-lot.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Villeneuve-sur-Lot (Gascon: Vilanuèva d'Olt) is a town and commune in southwestern France, in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It is a subprefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne department. The commune was formerly named Villeneuve-d'Agen.

It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Villeneuve-sur-Lot and of 2 cantons in the department: Villeneuve-sur-Lot-1 and Villeneuve-sur-Lot-2.

History[change | change source]

The region where the city is was first populated by the Romans. In the 11th century, a Benedictine abbey was constructed near where is the city now. There was a small village of potters and farmers around the abbey. Between 1254 and 1263, Alphonse of Poitiers had a bastide built. He also gave the bastide city rights. The bastide has a rectangular look, with a central square.

Because of its privileged geographical situation on the river lot, the city played an important role in wars of the region:

Geography[change | change source]

The commune has an area of 81.3 km2 (31.4 sq mi).[2] Its average altitude is 126 m (413 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 56 m (184 ft).[3]

Villeneuve-sur-Lot and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Villeneuve-sur-Lot

Villeneuve-sur-Lot is surrounded by the communes Lédat, Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe, La Sauvetat-sur-Lède, Monflanquin, Savignac-sur-Leyze, Saint-Aubin, Trentels, Saint-Sylvestre-sur-Lot, Penne-d'Agenais, Hautefage-la-Tour, Pujols and Bias.

The Lot river flows through the city of Villeneuve-sur-Lot. The Lède river, a tributary of the Lot, flows through the northern part of the commune.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Villeneuve-sur-Lot is an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb), with mild winters and warm summers.[4]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Villeneuve-sur-Lot are known, in French, as Villeneuvois (women: Villeneuvoises).[5]

With a population of 23,263,[6] Villeneuve-sur-Lot has a population density of 286 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Villeneuve-sur-Lot

Administration[change | change source]

Villeneuve-sur-Lot is a subprefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne department since 1800. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Villeneuve-sur-Lot and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of 2 cantons:[7]

  1. Villeneuve-sur-Lot-1, formed with a part of Villeneuve-sur-Lot-Nord and the commune Lédat, with 16,376 inhabitants (2014).
  2. Villeneuve-sur-Lot-2, formed with a part of Villeneuve-sur-Lot-Sud and the communes Bias, Hautefage-la-Tour, Pujols, Saint-Antoine-de-Ficalba and Sainte-Colombe-de-Villeneuve, with 17,055 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Grand Villeneuvois (French: Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Villeneuvois).

Twin towns[change | change source]

Villeneuve-sur-Lot is twinned with:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "L'équipe municipale" (in French). Mairie de Villeneuve-sur-Lot. Retrieved 27 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Commune de Villeneuve-sur-Lot (47323)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "City of Villeneuve-sur-Lot". Map-France.com. Retrieved 22 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Ville de Villeneuve-sur-Lot". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 27 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Villeneuve-sur-Lot (47300)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 22 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Commune de Villeneuve-sur-Lot (47323)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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