Arganchy

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Arganchy
The Church of Sainte-Radegonde
The Church of Sainte-Radegonde
Location of Arganchy
Arganchy is located in France
Arganchy
Arganchy
Arganchy is located in Normandy
Arganchy
Arganchy
Coordinates: 49°14′12″N 0°44′26″W / 49.2367°N 0.7406°W / 49.2367; -0.7406Coordinates: 49°14′12″N 0°44′26″W / 49.2367°N 0.7406°W / 49.2367; -0.7406
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementBayeux
CantonBayeux
IntercommunalityBayeux Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Daniel Avoine
Area
1
7.07 km2 (2.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
236
 • Density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14019 /14400
Elevation33–81 m (108–266 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arganchois or Arganchoises [2]

Geography[edit]

Arganchy is located in the area of Bessin in the valley of the Gourguichon Stream some 6.5 km south-west of Bayeux and 7 km north-east of Castillon. Access to the commune is by the D192 road from Subles in the west passing through the commune north of the village and continuing east to join National Highway N13 east of Monceaux-en-Bessin. The village is reached by the country road L'Eglise running off the D192. The D572 highway runs through the north-western corner of the commune with an exit onto the D192 at Subles. Apart from the village there are also the hamlets of La Mauvielle, Saint-Amator, La Petite Flague, and Les Feffes in the commune. The commune is entirely farmland.[3]

The Cayennes Stream flows from the south to join the Gourgichon Stream east of the village which flows west to join the Drôme at Aprigny (Agy)agy.[3]

Toponymy[edit]

The name Arganchy appears as Archenceium in 1198.[4]

The origin of the name is attributed to the anthroponym Argentius: Latin according to René Lepelley[5] or Gaulish according to Albert Dauzat and Charles Rostaing.[4]

History[edit]

In 1829 Arganchy (with 285 inhabitants in 1821) absorbed Saint-Amator (with 52 inhabitants) east of its territory.[6]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[7]

From To Name Party Position
2001 Geneviève Michel
2001 2008 Claudine Dalmassie
2008 Current Daniel Avoine SE

(Not all data is known)

The council is composed of eleven members including the mayor and two deputy mayors.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2004218—    
2006220+0.9%
2007225+2.3%
2008229+1.8%
2009234+2.2%
2010239+2.1%
2011236−1.3%
2012236+0.0%
2013235−0.4%
2014234−0.4%
2015232−0.9%
2016231−0.4%

Economy[edit]

At a place called La Grande Abbaye there is a natural camping ground.

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • The Parish church of Saint-Radegonde dates from the 17th century. It contains three items which are registered as historical objects:
  • A Lavoir (Public laundry): a concert venue (for the choir).
  • La Forte Main, north of Saint-Amator, where counterfeit coins were once made.

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 Albert Dauzat and Charles Rostaing, Etymylogical Dictionary of place names in France, Larousse, Paris, 1963 (in French)
  5. ^ René Lepelley, Etymological Dictionary of commune names in Normandy, Éditions Charles Corlet, Condé-sur-Noireau, 1996, ISBN 978-2-905461-80-3, p. 50 (in French)
  6. ^ Communal Notices - Arganchy, and Saint-Amator pages consulted on 10 October 2009 (in French).
  7. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000088 Tabernacle (in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000010 Retable (in French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM14000009 Altar, Tabernacle, and Retable (in French)