Combray

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Combray
The church in Combray
The church in Combray
Location of Combray
Combray is located in France
Combray
Combray
Combray is located in Normandy
Combray
Combray
Coordinates: 48°57′00″N 0°26′17″W / 48.95°N 0.4381°W / 48.95; -0.4381Coordinates: 48°57′00″N 0°26′17″W / 48.95°N 0.4381°W / 48.95; -0.4381
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementCaen
CantonThury-Harcourt
IntercommunalitySuisse Normande
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Margueritte
Area
1
4.51 km2 (1.74 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
157
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14171 /14220
Elevation88–230 m (289–755 ft)
(avg. 187 m or 614 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Combray is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandy in north-western France.[2]

Combray is also an imagined village in Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time), a book which was strongly inspired by the village of his childhood, Illiers, which has now been renamed Illiers-Combray in his honor. Combray is the title of the second part of the first volume of À la recherche du temps perdu, titled Du côté de chez Swann (Swann's Way).

There is a medieval motte-and-bailey castle.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962122—    
1968123+0.8%
197595−22.8%
1982100+5.3%
199098−2.0%
1999130+32.7%
2008130+0.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Combray sur le site de la communauté de communes
  3. ^ Arcisse de Caumont, Statistika monumentalne Calvados