Bellou

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Bellou
Bellou is located in France
Bellou
Bellou
Coordinates: 48°58′59″N 0°13′44″E / 48.9831°N 0.2289°E / 48.9831; 0.2289Coordinates: 48°58′59″N 0°13′44″E / 48.9831°N 0.2289°E / 48.9831; 0.2289
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Livarot
Intercommunality Pays de Livarot
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) René Yonnet
Area1 7.39 km2 (2.85 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 153
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14058 / 14140
Elevation 128–204 m (420–669 ft)
(avg. 190 m or 620 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.

Bellou is a commune in the Calvados département in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune of Bellou is situated 18 kilometres from Lisieux, in the Pays d'Auge.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 228 —    
1968 167 −26.8%
1975 129 −22.8%
1982 107 −17.1%
1990 121 +13.1%
1999 125 +3.3%
2004 140 +12.0%
2006 152 +8.6%
2009 153 +0.7%
2012 153 +0.0%

Monuments[edit]

The Manoir de Bellou, built in 1720, and its 16th century dovecote, have been registered as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1923. Its cider press building with its machinery and cellar were added to the register in 2004.[1]

Manoir de Bellou

People linked to the commune[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Culture: Manoir de Bellou (French)
  2. ^ Marie de Besneray, Rose Harel, servante-poète, Caen, 1902. (French)

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