Merey

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Merey
Coat of arms of Merey
Coat of arms
Merey is located in France
Merey
Merey
Coordinates: 48°58′00″N 1°24′30″E / 48.9667°N 1.4083°E / 48.9667; 1.4083Coordinates: 48°58′00″N 1°24′30″E / 48.9667°N 1.4083°E / 48.9667; 1.4083
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Évreux
Canton Pacy-sur-Eure
Intercommunality Portes de l'Eure
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Lucien Tesquet
Area
 • Land1 8.66 km2 (3.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 303
 • Population2 density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27400 / 27640
Elevation 45–133 m (148–436 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.

Merey is a commune in the Eure department in Haute-Normandie in northern France.

History[edit]

As Madrie (Pagus Madriensis, later pays de Merey) it was a pagus in the north of Gaul lying between the Seine river and the rivers Eure and Iton. At the beginning of the fifth century, when the Notitia provinciarum was compiled, it was a Roman administrative division or pagus of Provincia Lugdunensis Secunda.

In the ninth-century Carolingian Empire. In 822, Pepin, king of Aquitaine married Ingeltrude (also called Engelberga, Hringard, or Ringart), daughter of Theodobert, count of Madrie (c. 800-after 876), who was a son of Nibelung (Nivelan) of the royal house of the Burgundians.

It became part of Normandy in the 10th century (EB 1911) and is now in the region called Haute-Normandie.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 98 —    
1968 127 +29.6%
1975 138 +8.7%
1982 192 +39.1%
1990 185 −3.6%
1999 260 +40.5%
2008 303 +16.5%

Personalities[edit]

In 1694 Francois Quesnay was born at Merey.

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