Brix, Manche

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Brix
Brix is located in France
Brix
Brix
Coordinates: 49°32′45″N 1°34′40″W / 49.5458°N 1.5778°W / 49.5458; -1.5778Coordinates: 49°32′45″N 1°34′40″W / 49.5458°N 1.5778°W / 49.5458; -1.5778
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton Valognes
Intercommunality Bocage valognais
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Daniel Lebunetel
Area
 • Land1 32.16 km2 (12.42 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 2,065
 • Population2 density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50087 / 50700

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.

Brix (French pronunciation: ​[bʁi]) is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France.

History[edit]

Brix is known primarily as being the assumed origin of the Bruce family, who emigrated to Britain in the Middle Ages, settling in northern England and then southern Scotland. The family became a royal house with the accession of Robert the Bruce in 1306.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 2,653 —    
1800 2,954 +11.3%
1806 2,823 −4.4%
1821 3,250 +15.1%
1831 3,088 −5.0%
1836 3,055 −1.1%
1841 3,004 −1.7%
1846 2,807 −6.6%
1851 2,756 −1.8%
1856 2,615 −5.1%
1861 2,485 −5.0%
1866 2,517 +1.3%
1872 2,289 −9.1%
1876 2,181 −4.7%
1881 2,163 −0.8%
1886 2,114 −2.3%
1891 2,199 +4.0%
1896 2,054 −6.6%
1901 1,931 −6.0%
1906 1,874 −3.0%
1911 1,826 −2.6%
1921 1,633 −10.6%
1926 1,675 +2.6%
1931 1,557 −7.0%
1936 1,537 −1.3%
1946 1,503 −2.2%
1954 1,443 −4.0%
1962 1,447 +0.3%
1968 1,357 −6.2%
1975 1,323 −2.5%
1982 1,600 +20.9%
1990 1,828 +14.3%
1999 1,928 +5.5%
2009 2,065 +7.1%

Sights[edit]

The Adam Castle is the oldest monument in Brix. It takes its name from Adam de Bruis or de Brix, brother of Robert de Brix who accompanied William the Conqueror to England.[dubious ] Very little remains of the castle. The main square of Brix is called "Place Robert Bruce".

Events[edit]

On the first weekend of October, the commune holds the St. Denis Fair, a tradition of the Cotentin.

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