Ablon

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Ablon
Ablon Town Hall
Ablon Town Hall
Location of Ablon
Ablon is located in France
Ablon
Ablon
Ablon is located in Normandy
Ablon
Ablon
Coordinates: 49°23′39″N 0°17′48″E / 49.3942°N 0.2967°E / 49.3942; 0.2967Coordinates: 49°23′39″N 0°17′48″E / 49.3942°N 0.2967°E / 49.3942; 0.2967
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementLisieux
CantonHonfleur-Deauville
IntercommunalityPays de Honfleur-Beuzeville
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Xavier Canu
Area
1
12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,255
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14001 /14600
Elevation0–118 m (0–387 ft)
(avg. 98 m or 322 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ablon is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ablonnais or Ablonnaises.[2]

Geography[edit]

Ablon is 5 km south east of Honfleur and 16 km north-west of Pont-Audemer with its northern border on the Seine Estuary. It can be reached on Highway D580A from Honfleur turning right on the small country road called Cote de Vats to reach the village of Ablon. Road D140 (Route de Genneville) from Genneville in the south passes through the western side of the commune to join the D580a just outside the commune. The D144 road forms the southern border of the commune. Ablon is in the north-eastern corner of the Calvados department with its eastern border being the departmental border with Eure.[3]

The Morelle river passes through the north of the commune from east to west although oddly does not form part of the commune. The Canal de Retour is parallel to it but also does not form part of the commune.[3]

Toponymy[edit]

The name Ablon (from the Germanic man's name Abilo) originates from the Lordship that occupied the area at the end of the Middle Ages.

History[edit]

In 1809, Ablon grew in size following its union with two neighbouring communes: Crémanville and Ableville.

Ablon was the site of a Nobel dynamite factory from 1879 until 1989.Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4] The factory ceased operations following an explosion on 3 March 1988 which left five people dead, including the factory's director, and eight others injured.[5][6]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Ablon[7]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Christian Trocque UMP
2008 Current Xavier Canu DVD

(Not all data is known)

French presidential election, 2012 at Ablon[edit]

Source : Ministry of Interior - Calvados (Basse-Normandie) (in French)

Candidate First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Eva Joly EÉLV 13 1.66
Marine Le Pen FN 171 21.84
Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 230 29.37 403 55.89
Jean-Luc Mélenchon FG 60 7.66
Philippe Poutou NPA 8 1.02
Nathalie Arthaud LO 2 0.26
Jacques Cheminade SP 4 0.51
François Bayrou MoDem 95 12.13
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan DLR 38 4.85
François Hollande PS 162 20.69 318 44.11
Registered voters 901 100.00 901 100.00
Abstentions 107 11.88 129 14.32
Voted 794 88.12 772 85.68
Blanks and Nulls 11 1.39 51 6.61
Valid votes 783 98.61 721 93.39

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20061,145—    
20071,160+1.3%
20081,175+1.3%
20091,184+0.8%
20101,189+0.4%
20111,196+0.6%
20121,204+0.7%
20131,211+0.6%
20141,205−0.5%
20151,216+0.9%
20161,210−0.5%
Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
324 259 332 982 901 738 702 702 721
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
660 719 660 638 628 650 660 740 757
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
803 741 760 728 772 741 775 841 813
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2008 2010
852 866 838 880 940 1,047 1,145 1,175 1,189

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has two buildings that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Chateau of Ablon (1767 and 1845)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[8]
  • The Dynamite Factory (1885 to 1916).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4] The factory contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Dreiswerke moulding machine (1952)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
    • A Weighing machine (20th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
    • A Nitroglycerine production line (20th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
Other sites of interest
  • La Houssaye Manor-farm

Religious heritage[edit]

The Church of Saint-Pierre

The Parish Church of Saint-Pierre contains one item that is registered as an historical object:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Calvados (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA14000758 Dynamite Factory (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  5. ^ Record of Accident[permanent dead link] on the A.R.I.A. database
  6. ^ Detailed Record of Accident[permanent dead link] on the A.R.I.A. database
  7. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00111828 Chateau of Ablon (in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM14002731 Dreiswerke moulding machine (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM14002730 Weighing machine (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM14002729 Nitroglycerine production line (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000001 Baptismal font (in French)