Vernon, Eure

Vernon (pronounced [vɛʁnɔ̃]) is a commune in the department of Eure in the Normandy region in northern France.

Vernon
Old mill on the broken bridge
Old mill on the broken bridge
Coat of arms of Vernon
Coat of arms
Location of Vernon
Vernon is located in France
Vernon
Vernon
Vernon is located in Normandy
Vernon
Vernon
Coordinates: 49°05′N 1°29′E / 49.09°N 1.49°E / 49.09; 1.49Coordinates: 49°05′N 1°29′E / 49.09°N 1.49°E / 49.09; 1.49
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentEure
ArrondissementLes Andelys
CantonVernon
IntercommunalityPortes de l'Eure
Government
 • Mayor (2015 –) François Ouzilleau
Area
1
34.92 km2 (13.48 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
23,872
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
27681 /27200
Elevation10–148 m (33–486 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It lies on the banks of the Seine River, about midway between Paris and Rouen. The city is known for its production of engines by the SNECMA group.

HistoryEdit

Mentioned in a Latin written document as Vernum, the /m/ at the end could be the last remains of the Celtic magus 'plain' or 'market', or it is a simple latinization, and the origin is just the Celtic word *uerno, alder tree (Breton gwern, Welsh gwern, Irish fern, modern French verne).

The village gave its name to a family who took part in the Norman Conquest of England, and then became a British first name.

Important datesEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Vernon is twinned with:

PersonalitiesEdit

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1793 4,029—    
1800 5,202+29.1%
1806 4,793−7.9%
1821 4,812+0.4%
1831 4,888+1.6%
1836 5,301+8.4%
1841 6,128+15.6%
1846 5,204−15.1%
1851 6,463+24.2%
1856 7,674+18.7%
1861 7,410−3.4%
1866 7,787+5.1%
1872 7,961+2.2%
1876 7,636−4.1%
1881 7,881+3.2%
1886 8,164+3.6%
1891 8,288+1.5%
1896 8,492+2.5%
1901 8,757+3.1%
1906 8,667−1.0%
1911 8,733+0.8%
1921 8,814+0.9%
1926 9,725+10.3%
1931 10,621+9.2%
1936 11,330+6.7%
1946 11,242−0.8%
1954 14,460+28.6%
1962 17,247+19.3%
1968 18,872+9.4%
1975 22,422+18.8%
1982 22,243−0.8%
1990 23,659+6.4%
1999 24,063+1.7%
2008 24,998+3.9%

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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