Hiéville

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Hiéville
L'église Saint-Pierre
L'église Saint-Pierre
Hiéville is located in France
Hiéville
Hiéville
Coordinates: 49°01′26″N 0°00′25″W / 49.0239°N 0.0069°W / 49.0239; -0.0069Coordinates: 49°01′26″N 0°00′25″W / 49.0239°N 0.0069°W / 49.0239; -0.0069
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Livarot
Area1 4.77 km2 (1.84 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 293
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14331 /14170
Elevation 22–74 m (72–243 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.

Hiéville 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 Saint-Pierre-en-Auge.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 218 —    
1968 243 +11.5%
1975 248 +2.1%
1982 265 +6.9%
1990 259 −2.3%
1999 253 −2.3%
2008 293 +15.8%


Graph of Hiéville population over time: Bar graph of the population of Hiéville from 1962 - 2008

Etymology[edit]

French linguist René Lepelley writes that the etymology of Hiéville is similar to that of the commune Hiesville in the Manche department.[2] Both names probably come from the word 'hedo' (derived from the Ancient Greek word for pleasure) and the Old French word 'ville', which originally referred to a rural estate or territory. Ville itself was derived from the Latin phrase 'villa rustica,' a countryside home.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 19 December 2016 (French)
  2. ^ Lepelley, René (1996). Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de communes de Normandie, Condé-sur-Noireau. Charles Corlet. p. 148. ISBN 2-905461-80-2.