Notre-Dame-de-Courson

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Notre-Dame-de-Courson
Notre-Dame-de-Courson is located in France
Notre-Dame-de-Courson
Notre-Dame-de-Courson
Coordinates: 48°59′30″N 0°15′47″E / 48.9917°N 0.2631°E / 48.9917; 0.2631Coordinates: 48°59′30″N 0°15′47″E / 48.9917°N 0.2631°E / 48.9917; 0.2631
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Livarot
Intercommunality Pays de Livarot
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Léone Vincent
Area
 • Land1 19.40 km2 (7.49 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 403
 • Population2 density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14471 / 14140
Elevation 87–214 m (285–702 ft)
(avg. 113 m or 371 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.

Notre-Dame-de-Courson is a commune in the department of Calvados in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

Notre-Dame-de-Courson fell in medieval times within the barony of the Ferrers family at nearby Ferrières-Saint-Hilaire, who took part of the Norman Conquest of England. One branch of the Curzons from Notre-Dame-de-Courson accompanied their Ferrers overlord to England.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 529 —    
1968 506 −4.3%
1975 441 −12.8%
1982 386 −12.5%
1990 416 +7.8%
1999 357 −14.2%
2008 403 +12.9%

International relations[edit]

Notre-Dame-de-Courson is twinned with the village of Sampford Peverell in Devon, England.

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