Formigny

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Formigny
The Town of Formigny, with the church.
The Town of Formigny, with the church.
Formigny is located in France
Formigny
Formigny
Coordinates: 49°20′14″N 0°53′52″W / 49.3372°N 0.8978°W / 49.3372; -0.8978Coordinates: 49°20′14″N 0°53′52″W / 49.3372°N 0.8978°W / 49.3372; -0.8978
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Trévières
Area1 10.86 km2 (4.19 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 264
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14281 /14710
Elevation 2–77 m (6.6–252.6 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.

Formigny is a former commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Formigny La Bataille.[1]

History[edit]

  • 15 April 1450: Battle of Formigny. The battle of Formigny took place here and the French victory, marked the end of the Hundred Years War in Normandy.
  • In 1823, Formigny (487 inhabitants in 1821[2]) absorbed Véret (70 inhabitants),[3] in the northwest of the territory.
  • In 1858, Engranville (228 inhabitants in 1856) is divided between Formigny - most of the territory - and Trévières, in the southeast.[4]
  • 8 June 1944: Formigny was liberated by elements of US 1st Infantry Division during the initial breakout from Omaha Beach.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 538 —    
1800 338 −37.2%
1806 519 +53.6%
1861 641 +23.5%
1901 540 −15.8%
1962 324 −40.0%
1968 299 −7.7%
1975 256 −14.4%
1982 241 −5.9%
1990 233 −3.3%
1999 244 +4.7%
2008 264 +8.2%

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