Condé-sur-Noireau

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Condé-sur-Noireau
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Coat of arms of Condé-sur-Noireau
Coat of arms
Condé-sur-Noireau is located in France
Condé-sur-Noireau
Condé-sur-Noireau
Coordinates: 48°51′N 0°33′W / 48.85°N 0.55°W / 48.85; -0.55Coordinates: 48°51′N 0°33′W / 48.85°N 0.55°W / 48.85; -0.55
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Vire
Canton Condé-sur-Noireau
Intercommunality Condé
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pascal Allizard
Area1 12.53 km2 (4.84 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,611
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14174 / 14110
Elevation 72–173 m (236–568 ft)
(avg. 84 m or 276 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.

Condé-sur-Noireau is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. It is situated on the Noireau River. In the fifteenth century, the town was occupied by the English, and belonged to Sir John Fastolf of Caister Castle in Norfolk (1380-1459). It was from here that the Spanish mercenary Francois de Surienne launched an attack on Fougeres in Brittany, which triggered the invasion of English Normandy by Charles VII of France, and the end of the Hundred Years' War.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 4,327 —    
1800 3,700 −14.5%
1806 3,925 +6.1%
1821 5,436 +38.5%
1831 5,562 +2.3%
1836 6,449 +15.9%
1841 5,976 −7.3%
1846 6,355 +6.3%
1851 6,368 +0.2%
1856 6,969 +9.4%
1861 7,234 +3.8%
1866 6,643 −8.2%
1872 6,871 +3.4%
1876 7,350 +7.0%
1881 7,279 −1.0%
1886 7,252 −0.4%
1891 6,764 −6.7%
1896 6,663 −1.5%
1901 6,591 −1.1%
1906 6,247 −5.2%
1911 5,604 −10.3%
1921 5,357 −4.4%
1926 4,937 −7.8%
1931 4,852 −1.7%
1936 4,800 −1.1%
1946 3,358 −30.0%
1954 4,277 +27.4%
1962 6,231 +45.7%
1968 6,568 +5.4%
1975 7,287 +10.9%
1982 7,098 −2.6%
1990 6,309 −11.1%
1999 5,820 −7.8%
2008 5,611 −3.6%

International relations[edit]

The commune is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Stephen Cooper, The Real Falstaff, Sir John Fastolf and the Hundred Years War, (Pen & Sword, 2010)