Asnières-en-Bessin

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Asnières-en-Bessin
The Church of Saint-Vigor
The Church of Saint-Vigor
Asnières-en-Bessin is located in France
Asnières-en-Bessin
Asnières-en-Bessin
Coordinates: 49°22′07″N 0°56′13″W / 49.3686°N 0.9369°W / 49.3686; -0.9369Coordinates: 49°22′07″N 0°56′13″W / 49.3686°N 0.9369°W / 49.3686; -0.9369
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Isigny-sur-Mer
Intercommunality Trévières
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Patrick Deshayes
Area
 • Land1 4.61 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 58
 • Population2 density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14023 / 14710
Elevation 12–49 m (39–161 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.

Asnières-en-Bessin is a French commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region of north-western France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Asnièrois or Asnièroises.[1]

Geography[edit]

Asnières-en-Bessin is located some 17 km west by north-west of Bayeux, 3 km west of Vierville-sur-Mer, and 4 km north by north-east of Longueville. Access to the commune is by the D194 road from Louvières in the east passing through the north of the commune and the village and continuing west to Cricqueville-en-Bessin. The D198 road goes south from the village through the length of the commune and continues to Aignerville. There is the hamlet of Le Temple just south of the village and Montigny in the south of the commune. The commune is entirely farmland.[2]

The Veret river flows through the centre of the commune from east to west and continues west then north-west to the sea at the Pont du Hable.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
1983 2008 Paulette Cuillandre
2008 2020 Patrick Deshayes Farmer

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 58 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from 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]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
278 219 227 219 244 249 219 201 201
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
185 191 186 166 147 141 165 141 148
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
123 121 139 132 124 110 121 107 101
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
106 91 91 74 61 55 63 58 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)


Population of Asnières-en-Bessin
The church before 1919

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • Château of Asnières-en-Bessin, built in 1693, rebuilt in 1783.Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Arthur Le Duc (1848-1918), sculptor, was the Mayor of the commune from 1893 to his death in 1918.
  • Albert Anne (1908-1944), a member of the resistance in the Alliance network,[5] (A resistance network in the interior of France during the Second World War) he was arrested by the Gestapo on 5 May 1944 at Asnières-en-Bessin, where he had used his skills as a forger,[5] and he was executed at Caen jail on 6 June 1944.

See also[edit]

External Links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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" allows, 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Calvados (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00111016 Château of Asnières-en-Bessin (French)
  5. ^ a b Omaha Beach Memories - the arrests of 1944, consulted on 30 April 2013 (French)