The lavoir at Acqueville
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Denise Bouin|
|• Land1||6.65 km2 (2.57 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||28/km2 (72/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14002 / 14220|
|Elevation||126–211 m (413–692 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The inhabitants of Acqueville are known as Acquevillais or Acquevillaises.
Acqueville is 25 km (16 mi) from Caen, the capital of Basse-Normandie.
The village lies in a flat farming area on the Highway D157 running south from Cesny-Bois-Halbout through the centre of Acqueville commune to the southern border of the commune where it turns left to form part of the southern border. Acqueville is some 25 km south of Caen, 18 km north east of Falaise, and 5 km east of the capital of the canton, Thury-Harcourt. The north-western border of Acqueville is formed by Highway D23 while the northwestern border is Highway D156. In the east and west the border is formed by several country roads while southern border is delineated by the Highway D6.
Neighboring towns and Villages of Acqueville
|Le Grand Donnay||Tournebu|
List of Successive Mayors of Acqueville
|1995||2014||Denise Bouin||SE||Bank Employee|
(Not all data is known)
The council is composed of eleven members, including the mayor and two deputies.
In 2010, the commune had 186 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1] [Note 2]
Sites and Monuments
- Chateau de La Motte from the 17th century, listed as a Historic Monument
- Church of Saint-Aubin of Acqueville, Romanesque from the 16th century, extensively reworked), listed as a historic monument
- Acqueville Manor from the 15th century
- Courfontaine Farm from the 18th century
- Arcisse de Caumont, Monumental Statistics of Calvados, Ed. Hardel, Caen, 1850, Pages 564-567
Notes and References
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 , the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
- In the census table and the graph, by convention in Wikipedia, and to allow a fair comparison between five yearly censuses, the principle has been retained for subsequent legal populations since 1999 displayed in the census table and the graph that shows populations for the years 2006, 2011, 2016, etc.. , as well as the latest legal population published by INSEE
- Inhabitants of Calvados (French)
- Source Google Maps
- Google Maps
- Albert Dauzat and Charles Rostaing, Etymological Dictionary of place names in France, Ed. Larousse, Paris, 1963
- René Lepelley, Etymological Dictionary of commune names in Normandy, Ed. Éditions Charles Corlet, Condé-sur-Noireau, 1996, isbn 2-95480-455-4 Page 45
- French Ministry of Culture Notice PA00111005 Château de la Motte (Fr)
- French Ministry of Culture Notice PA00111006 Church of Saint Aubin (Fr)
- Acqueville on the National Geographic Institute site