Châteauneuf-Villevieille

Châteauneuf-Villevieille (Occitan: Castèunòu e Vilavièlha) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.

Châteauneuf-Villevieille
A general view of Châteauneuf-Villevieille
A general view of Châteauneuf-Villevieille
Coat of arms of Châteauneuf-Villevieille
Coat of arms
Location of Châteauneuf-Villevieille
Châteauneuf-Villevieille is located in France
Châteauneuf-Villevieille
Châteauneuf-Villevieille
Châteauneuf-Villevieille is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Châteauneuf-Villevieille
Châteauneuf-Villevieille
Coordinates: 43°48′00″N 7°17′00″E / 43.8°N 7.2833°E / 43.8; 7.2833Coordinates: 43°48′00″N 7°17′00″E / 43.8°N 7.2833°E / 43.8; 7.2833
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
ArrondissementNice
CantonContes
IntercommunalityPays des Paillons
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Edmond Mari[1]
Area
1
8.38 km2 (3.24 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
932
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Madounencs
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
06039 /06390
Elevation234–901 m (768–2,956 ft)
(avg. 650 m or 2,130 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

The village was founded in the Middle Ages by inhabitants of nearby Contes. They were seeking a site sheltered from the instability in the valley at the time.

Jean de Revest (?-1347) was the coseigneur (lord) of Châteauneuf. He was a knight, a judge in Avignon (1314), grand judge of Piedmont (1322), judge of appeal of the Kingdom of Sicily (1331), and lieutenant to the seneschal (1340). Born to a family that had been in Nice since the late 13th century, he later moved to Aix. In 1309 or 1310 he married Sybille Chabaud, lady of Châteauneuf and daughter of the noble Boniface Chabaud.

The territory of Bendejun and Cantaron belonged formerly to the commune. They were separated in 1911 to form separate communes.

Formerly called Châteauneuf, the commune was renamed Châteauneuf-de-Contes in 1961. In 1992, the name was changed again to Châteauneuf-Villevieille.

GeographyEdit

It is located 22 km (14 mi) north of Nice,[3] its administrative center , in the Férion mountain range.[3]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962206—    
1968225+9.2%
1975260+15.6%
1982402+54.6%
1990571+42.0%
1999684+19.8%
2008835+22.1%

SightsEdit

At its center is a 12th-century church.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Châteauneuf Villevieille". Retrieved 2008-01-19.
  4. ^ "Chateauneuf-Villevieille Town". Retrieved 2008-01-17.

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