Le Tronquay, Eure

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Le Tronquay
Eglise du Tronquay.JPG
Le Tronquay is located in France
Le Tronquay
Le Tronquay
Coordinates: 49°25′37″N 1°28′46″E / 49.4269°N 1.4794°E / 49.4269; 1.4794Coordinates: 49°25′37″N 1°28′46″E / 49.4269°N 1.4794°E / 49.4269; 1.4794
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Les Andelys
Canton Lyons-la-Forêt
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marcel Le Roy
Area1 19.06 km2 (7.36 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 480
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27664 / 27480
Elevation 85–179 m (279–587 ft)
(avg. 155 m or 509 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.

Le Tronquay is a commune in the Eure department in Haute-Normandie in northern France. It is located in the forest of Lyons, 100 km from Paris and 30 km from Rouen. The village has two primary schools. The commune of Le Tronquay includes the localities Les Cornets, La Grand Fray, La Motte, Le Fresnay, and Les Landez, and notable farms are Les Callouettes, Les Brûlins, Le Bâtiment, and La Garenne.

History[edit]

Le Tronquay was first mentioned in the 12th century. The name Tronquay is probably related to the word tronc meaning "trunk". In 1787, the commune Les Hogues was separated from the territory of Le Tronquay.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,471 —    
1800 1,392 −5.4%
1806 1,395 +0.2%
1821 1,331 −4.6%
1831 1,225 −8.0%
1836 1,317 +7.5%
1841 1,249 −5.2%
1846 1,194 −4.4%
1851 1,207 +1.1%
1856 1,097 −9.1%
1861 1,059 −3.5%
1866 977 −7.7%
1872 911 −6.8%
1876 880 −3.4%
1881 817 −7.2%
1886 805 −1.5%
1891 723 −10.2%
1896 662 −8.4%
1901 603 −8.9%
1906 577 −4.3%
1911 546 −5.4%
1921 488 −10.6%
1926 492 +0.8%
1931 510 +3.7%
1936 465 −8.8%
1946 474 +1.9%
1954 460 −3.0%
1962 464 +0.9%
1968 392 −15.5%
1975 403 +2.8%
1982 372 −7.7%
1990 410 +10.2%
1999 391 −4.6%
2008 480 +22.8%

Personalities[edit]

  • Pierre Guarin, benedictine monk, who published works on Hebrew grammar
  • Nicolas Brémontier (1738 in Tronquay - 1809 in Paris)- a general inspector of the départmental routes. He was the first in France who applied plantations of maritime pines in order to fixate moving sand dunes.

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