Tostes

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Tostes
Tostes is located in France
Tostes
Tostes
Coordinates: 49°15′37″N 1°06′45″E / 49.2603°N 1.1125°E / 49.2603; 1.1125Coordinates: 49°15′37″N 1°06′45″E / 49.2603°N 1.1125°E / 49.2603; 1.1125
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Les Andelys
Canton Pont-de-l'Arche
Intercommunality Seine-Bord
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Maryannick Deshayes
Area1 12.28 km2 (4.74 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 383
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27648 / 27340
Elevation 79–137 m (259–449 ft)
(avg. 130 m or 430 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.

Tostes is a commune in the Eure department in Haute-Normandie in north-western France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 207 —    
1800 188 −9.2%
1806 190 +1.1%
1821 146 −23.2%
1831 157 +7.5%
1836 168 +7.0%
1841 152 −9.5%
1846 146 −3.9%
1851 167 +14.4%
1856 200 +19.8%
1861 123 −38.5%
1866 207 +68.3%
1872 225 +8.7%
1876 227 +0.9%
1881 246 +8.4%
1886 237 −3.7%
1891 232 −2.1%
1896 188 −19.0%
1901 193 +2.7%
1906 193 +0.0%
1911 187 −3.1%
1921 156 −16.6%
1926 171 +9.6%
1931 168 −1.8%
1936 177 +5.4%
1946 189 +6.8%
1954 179 −5.3%
1962 197 +10.1%
1968 216 +9.6%
1975 233 +7.9%
1982 270 +15.9%
1990 315 +16.7%
1999 351 +11.4%
2008 383 +9.1%

Personalities[edit]

Notable People

  • Joseph Lion: published a study in the Almanac Normand-Percheron in 1908 on the use of potash fertilizer in Normandy[1]

Fictional Characters

Tostes is often accredited as the location of Charles and Emma Bovary's first home in Gustave Flaubert's novel; in actuality, it is the commune of Tôtes (postal code 76890) in the department of Seine-Maritime (previously Seine-Inférieure) that inspired the novelist. The confusion stems from the fact that in the 19th century the names of both locales were indiscriminately spelled as Tostes, Tôtes, or Totes.This information can be found in several sources, including the website of the University of Rouen, which has devoted much of the past two decades to numerous research studies on the genesis of Madame Bovary. On this map, the proximity of Totes to Yvetot leaves no doubt as to the location of the village where Charles Bovary was established as a health officer.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les Engrais Potassiques en Normandie". Almanac Normand-Percheron. 1908. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Les environs de Tôtes à l'époque de Madame Bovary". Université de Rouen. Retrieved 2013-03-19.