Saint-Germain-de-Livet

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Saint-Germain-de-Livet
Chateau St. Germain de Livet
Chateau St. Germain de Livet
Saint-Germain-de-Livet is located in France
Saint-Germain-de-Livet
Saint-Germain-de-Livet
Coordinates: 49°04′31″N 0°11′31″E / 49.0753°N 0.1919°E / 49.0753; 0.1919Coordinates: 49°04′31″N 0°11′31″E / 49.0753°N 0.1919°E / 49.0753; 0.1919
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Lisieux-3
Intercommunality Lisieux Pays d'Auge
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Brigitte Comet-Chérel
Area1 16.41 km2 (6.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 803
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14582 / 14100
Elevation 53–182 m (174–597 ft)
(avg. 164 m or 538 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.

Saint-Germain-de-Livet is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

The famous chateau at Saint-Germain-de-Livet, now open to the public, was built by the Tournebu (later Tournebu-de-Livet) family between 1561 and 1578.[1][2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 559 —    
1968 498 −10.9%
1975 589 +18.3%
1982 631 +7.1%
1990 598 −5.2%
1999 581 −2.8%
2008 803 +38.2%
Chateau Saint-Germain-de-Livet

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The ferocious history of château Saint-Germain-de-Livet, medieval history note on this beautiful Normandy château