Brionne

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Brionne
Brionne Eglise Saint-Martin.jpg
Coat of arms of Brionne
Coat of arms
Brionne is located in France
Brionne
Brionne
Coordinates: 49°11′44″N 0°43′16″E / 49.1956°N 0.7211°E / 49.1956; 0.7211Coordinates: 49°11′44″N 0°43′16″E / 49.1956°N 0.7211°E / 49.1956; 0.7211
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Bernay
Canton Brionne
Intercommunality Commune non concernée
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Grimault
Area1 16.77 km2 (6.47 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,332
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27116 / 27800
Elevation 47–145 m (154–476 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 Brionne is a commune in the Eure department. The Brionne is in Haute-Normandie of northern France.

The History of Brionne's population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 4,187 —    
1968 4,348 +3.8%
1975 4,808 +10.6%
1982 4,951 +3.0%
1990 4,408 −11.0%
1999 4,449 +0.9%
2008 4,332 −2.6%

Some notable Sites and Buildings[edit]

The keep of Brionne was built in the 11th century A.D. and was destroyed in the 18th century. The keep was of a rare, Norman variety because of its square shape.

The church of Saint Martin includes a tower that uses Romanesque and Gothic elements. The ground-level floor of the church is of a Romanesque style while the first-story floor is of a Gothic style. The church's door was made in the 18th century A.D.. The church's altar was designed by Guillaume de la Tremblaye in in 1694 A.D.. The altar was originally intended to be used in the Chapel of the Bec Abbey.

The cemetery and the church of Saint Denis were used for religious purposes until 1790 A.D.. The cemetery was used until both the church and the cemetery were damaged by bombs in The 2nd World War (1944). The church was later partially restored but the cemetery ceased to exist. The church now does serve as a gymnasium.[1]

See also[edit]

The other Communes of the Eure department.

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