La Hoguette

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La Hoguette
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of La Hoguette
Coat of arms
La Hoguette is located in France
La Hoguette
La Hoguette
Coordinates: 48°52′42″N 0°09′32″W / 48.8783°N 0.1589°W / 48.8783; -0.1589Coordinates: 48°52′42″N 0°09′32″W / 48.8783°N 0.1589°W / 48.8783; -0.1589
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Falaise-Sud
Intercommunality Pays de Falaise
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Guilmart
Area
 • Land1 24.44 km2 (9.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Population2 699
 • Population2 density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14332 / 14700
Elevation 89–267 m (292–876 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 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.

La Hoguette is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

Archeology[edit]

La Hoguette is also the type site of the early Neolithic La Hoguette culture that is found mainly in association with Linearbandkeramic or Limburg pottery in Northern France, The Netherlands, Alsace and Western Germany. It is believed to ultimately derive from the Mediterranean Cardial-Traditions. Important sites of the La-Hoguette culture include Stuttgart-Wilhelma, Dautenheim and Godelau.

The La Hoguette pottery was found under a later megalithic tomb and first misidentified as Linearbandkeramic. La Hoguette marks the westernmost point of the distribution of this culture. The place name La Hoguette is believed to derive from the Old Norse word Haugr meaning a knoll or a hill.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 422 —    
1800 374 −11.4%
1806 575 +53.7%
1821 496 −13.7%
1831 641 +29.2%
1836 684 +6.7%
1841 688 +0.6%
1846 737 +7.1%
1851 720 −2.3%
1856 697 −3.2%
1861 664 −4.7%
1866 701 +5.6%
1872 639 −8.8%
1876 631 −1.3%
1881 588 −6.8%
1886 553 −6.0%
1891 546 −1.3%
1896 505 −7.5%
1901 519 +2.8%
1906 475 −8.5%
1911 434 −8.6%
1921 386 −11.1%
1926 402 +4.1%
1931 373 −7.2%
1936 405 +8.6%
1946 425 +4.9%
1954 431 +1.4%
1962 454 +5.3%
1968 464 +2.2%
1975 436 −6.0%
1982 485 +11.2%
1990 532 +9.7%
1999 573 +7.7%
2008 668 +16.6%

Personalities[edit]

La Hoguette was the birthplace of Georges Marchais (1920–1997), head of the French Communist Party.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] La Hoguette (M.O. Baldwin)