Mesnil-Verclives

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Mesnil-Verclives
Mesnil-Verclives is located in France
Mesnil-Verclives
Mesnil-Verclives
Coordinates: 49°19′16″N 1°28′05″E / 49.3211°N 1.4681°E / 49.3211; 1.4681Coordinates: 49°19′16″N 1°28′05″E / 49.3211°N 1.4681°E / 49.3211; 1.4681
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Les Andelys
Canton Fleury-sur-Andelle
Intercommunality Les Andelys et ses Environs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian De Coninck
Area
 • Land1 9.96 km2 (3.85 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 272
 • Population2 density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27407 / 27440
Elevation 92–173 m (302–568 ft)
(avg. 147 m or 482 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.

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

Etymology[edit]

Old North French Mesnil 'house' and Verclives (Warcliva 11th century) Old English clif or Old Norse klif. Verclives is located on a small hill. The first element could be Old English waeter. In French intervocalic consonants weakened and erased.

Old English clif or Old Norse klif can be found in several place-names of Normandy such as Witeclive 'white cliff' former hamlet near Evreux; Carquelif (Caleclif 1224 in Saint-Martin-en-Campagne); Risleclif former hamlet near Saint-Samson-de-la-Roque; Mont Escalleclif (12th century, Doville); Mont Entenclin (Mont Estenclif 'stone cliff')...

The hill was used as an observation post at the battle of Brémule.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 173 —    
1968 180 +4.0%
1975 142 −21.1%
1982 165 +16.2%
1990 203 +23.0%
1999 218 +7.4%
2008 272 +24.8%

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