The Square and Saint Martin church
|Intercommunality||Campagne et Baie de L'Orne|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Xavier Madelaine|
|• Land1||6.06 km2 (2.34 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||200/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14009 / 14860|
|Elevation||0–57 m (0–187 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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 the commune are known as Amfrevillais or Amfrevillaises
Amfreville is located some 25 km north-west of Caen and 1 km south-east of Ouistreham mostly on the right bank of the Orne with a small portion on the left bank. It can be accessed by the D514 from Sallenelles in the north passing through the west of the commune then continuing south then west to Bénouville. Access to the village is by the D37B from Breville-les-Monts in the south-east and continuing though the village north to Sallenelles. There is also the D236 going east from the village to Bavent. There are several hamlets apart from the village: Hameau Oger and Hameau La Rue form a continuous urban area with the main village and the hamlets of La Basse Ecarde and La Haute Ecarde are to the west. The rest of the commune and the entire left bank of the Orne portion are farmland.
The river Orne separates the two parts of the commune with no direct access across the river - the nearest crossing is on the D514 to the south of the commune. A stream forms the northern border of the commune flowing into the Orne.
Because of its geographical position close to the coast of the Normandy landings, Amfreville was liberated on 6 June 1944.
List of Successive Mayors
|1989||2014||Xavier Madelaine||PS||SNCF Officer|
(Not all data is known)
In 2009 the commune had 1,188 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Sites and monuments
- Le Plain: a place with a plantation of trees, a church, and horses. It is registered as a site of ecological interest for flora and fauna.
- Hillerse (Germany) since 1999.
- Brunehaut (Belgium) since 2005.
- Dolton (United Kingdom) since 1981.
- Amfréville en Baie de l’Orne, Gillonne and Rémi Desquesnes, 2001 (French)
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 communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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.
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