La Hoguette

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La Hoguette
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of La Hoguette
Coat of arms
Location of La Hoguette
La Hoguette is located in France
La Hoguette
La Hoguette
La Hoguette is located in Normandy
La Hoguette
La Hoguette
Coordinates: 48°52′42″N 0°09′32″W / 48.8783°N 0.1589°W / 48.8783; -0.1589Coordinates: 48°52′42″N 0°09′32″W / 48.8783°N 0.1589°W / 48.8783; -0.1589
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementCaen
CantonFalaise
IntercommunalityPays de Falaise
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Guilmart
Area
1
24.44 km2 (9.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
741
 • Density30/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14332 /14700
Elevation89–267 m (292–876 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

La Hoguette is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Archeology[edit]

Bourg La Hoguette.JPG

La Hoguette is also the type site of the early Neolithic La Hoguette culture that is found mainly in association with Linearbandkeramic or Limburg pottery in Northern France, The Netherlands, Alsace and Western Germany. It is believed to ultimately derive from the Mediterranean Cardial-Traditions. Important sites of the La-Hoguette culture include Stuttgart-Wilhelma, Dautenheim and Godelau.

The La Hoguette pottery was found under a later megalithic tomb and first misidentified as Linearbandkeramic. La Hoguette marks the westernmost point of the distribution of this culture. The place name La Hoguette is believed to derive from the Old Norse word Haugr meaning a knoll or a hill.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793422—    
1800374−11.4%
1806575+53.7%
1821496−13.7%
1831641+29.2%
1836684+6.7%
1841688+0.6%
1846737+7.1%
1851720−2.3%
1856697−3.2%
1861664−4.7%
1866701+5.6%
1872639−8.8%
1876631−1.3%
1881588−6.8%
1886553−6.0%
1891546−1.3%
YearPop.±%
1896505−7.5%
1901519+2.8%
1906475−8.5%
1911434−8.6%
1921386−11.1%
1926402+4.1%
1931373−7.2%
1936405+8.6%
1946425+4.9%
1954431+1.4%
1962454+5.3%
1968464+2.2%
1975436−6.0%
1982485+11.2%
1990532+9.7%
1999573+7.7%
2008668+16.6%

Personalities[edit]

La Hoguette was the birthplace of Georges Marchais (1920–1997), head of the French Communist Party.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Twelve essential old Scandinavian words (old Norse) in placenames of Normandy (R. Lepelley. Caen University Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

  • [1] La Hoguette (M.O. Baldwin)