Merey

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Merey
A road in Merey
A road in Merey
Coat of arms of Merey
Coat of arms
Location of Merey
Merey is located in France
Merey
Merey
Merey is located in Normandy
Merey
Merey
Coordinates: 48°58′00″N 1°24′30″E / 48.9667°N 1.4083°E / 48.9667; 1.4083Coordinates: 48°58′00″N 1°24′30″E / 48.9667°N 1.4083°E / 48.9667; 1.4083
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentEure
ArrondissementLes Andelys
CantonPacy-sur-Eure
IntercommunalityPortes de l'Eure
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Lucien Tesquet
Area
1
8.66 km2 (3.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
352
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
27400 /27640
Elevation45–133 m (148–436 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.

Merey is a commune in the Eure department of the Normandy region in northern France.

History[edit]

As Madrie (Pagus Madriensis, later pays de Merey) it was a pagus in the north of Gaul lying between the Seine river and the rivers Eure and Iton. At the beginning of the fifth century, when the Notitia provinciarum was compiled, it was a Roman administrative division or pagus of Provincia Lugdunensis Secunda.

In the ninth-century Carolingian Empire. In 822, Pepin, king of Aquitaine married Ingeltrude (also called Engelberga, Hringard, or Ringart), daughter of Theodobert, count of Madrie (c. 800-after 876), who was a son of Nibelung (Nivelan) of the royal house of the Burgundians.

It became part of Normandy in the 10th century[2] and is now in the region called Normandie.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
196298—    
1968127+29.6%
1975138+8.7%
1982192+39.1%
1990185−3.6%
1999260+40.5%
2008303+16.5%

Personalities[edit]

In 1694 Francois Quesnay was born at Merey.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Normandy" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 749–751.