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Mesnil-Verclives is located in France
Coordinates: 49°19′16″N 1°28′05″E / 49.3211°N 1.4681°E / 49.3211; 1.4681Coordinates: 49°19′16″N 1°28′05″E / 49.3211°N 1.4681°E / 49.3211; 1.4681
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Les Andelys
Canton Les Andelys
Intercommunality Les Andelys et ses Environs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian De Coninck
Area1 9.96 km2 (3.85 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 272
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 27407 /27440
Elevation 92–173 m (302–568 ft)
(avg. 147 m or 482 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.

Mesnil-Verclives is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy in northern France.


Old North French Mesnil 'house' and Verclives (Warcliva 11th century) Old English clif or Old Norse klif. Verclives is located on a small hill. The first element could be Old English waeter. In French intervocalic consonants weakened and erased.

Old English clif or Old Norse klif can be found in several place-names of Normandy such as Witeclive 'white cliff' former hamlet near Evreux; Carquelif (Caleclif 1224 in Saint-Martin-en-Campagne); Risleclif former hamlet near Saint-Samson-de-la-Roque; Mont Escalleclif (12th century, Doville); Mont Entenclin (Mont Estenclif 'stone cliff')...

The hill was used as an observation post at the battle of Brémule.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 173 —    
1968 180 +4.0%
1975 142 −21.1%
1982 165 +16.2%
1990 203 +23.0%
1999 218 +7.4%
2008 272 +24.8%

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