Thierville

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Thierville
Thierville is located in France
Thierville
Thierville
Coordinates: 49°16′04″N 0°43′14″E / 49.2678°N 0.7206°E / 49.2678; 0.7206Coordinates: 49°16′04″N 0°43′14″E / 49.2678°N 0.7206°E / 49.2678; 0.7206
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Bernay
Canton Montfort-sur-Risle
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bertrand Simon
Area
 • Land1 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 287
 • Population2 density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27631 / 27290
Elevation 60–144 m (197–472 ft)
(avg. 145 m or 476 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.

Thierville is a commune in the Eure department in Haute-Normandie in northern France. It is around 30 km south-west of Rouen city centre, and around 130 km north west of Paris.

Thierville is remarkable as the only village in all of France with no men lost from World War I, nor any memorials constructed in the subsequent period. Amazingly, Thierville also suffered no losses in the Franco-Prussian War and World War II,[1] as well as in the First Indochina War or the Algerian War. All[quantify] the soldiers who took part in these five wars came back home.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 192 —    
1968 195 +1.6%
1975 198 +1.5%
1982 231 +16.7%
1990 242 +4.8%
1999 218 −9.9%
2008 287 +31.7%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jérôme Duhamel (Paris 1990). Grand Inventaire du Génie Français, p.196: "Between 1919 and 1925, a war memorial was erected in every community in France, with one single exception: the village of Thierville in the department of the Eure, the only French village which had no dead to mourn, not in 1870, nor in 14-18, nor in 39-45"
  2. ^ Kelly, Jon. "Thankful villages: The places where everyone came back from the wars". News Magazine. BBC. Retrieved 13 March 2014.