Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc

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Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc
Chateau du Champ-de-Bataille entrance.jpg
Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc is located in France
Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc
Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc
Coordinates: 49°09′42″N 0°50′17″E / 49.1617°N 0.8381°E / 49.1617; 0.8381Coordinates: 49°09′42″N 0°50′17″E / 49.1617°N 0.8381°E / 49.1617; 0.8381
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Bernay
Canton Beaumont-le-Roger
Intercommunality Beaumont-le-Roger
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Simonne Pimont
Area1 8.07 km2 (3.12 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 628
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27576 / 27110
Elevation 97–150 m (318–492 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.

Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc is a commune in the Eure department in Haute-Normandie in northern France.

History[edit]

In 935 a big battle between William I, Duke of Normandy and Robert II took place near the town. The battlefield was called Champ-de-Bataille later and in the 17th century the Marshall of Créqui built a castle there.[1]

The Château du Champ de Bataille was owned by the Harcourt family and has formal gardens designed by Le Nôtre.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 148 —    
1968 145 −2.0%
1975 141 −2.8%
1982 192 +36.2%
1990 278 +44.8%
1999 334 +20.1%
2008 628 +88.0%

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