Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc

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Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc
The entrance to the Chateau du Champ-de-Bataille, in Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc
The entrance to the Chateau du Champ-de-Bataille, in Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc
Location of Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc
Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc is located in France
Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc
Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc
Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc is located in Normandy
Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc
Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc
Coordinates: 49°09′42″N 0°50′17″E / 49.1617°N 0.8381°E / 49.1617; 0.8381Coordinates: 49°09′42″N 0°50′17″E / 49.1617°N 0.8381°E / 49.1617; 0.8381
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentEure
ArrondissementBernay
CantonBrionne
IntercommunalityBeaumont-le-Roger
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Simonne Pimont
Area
1
8.07 km2 (3.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
671
 • Density83/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
27576 /27110
Elevation97–150 m (318–492 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy in northern France.

History[edit]

In 935 a big battle between William I, Duke of Normandy and Robert II took place near the town. The battlefield was called Champ-de-Bataille later and in the 17th century the Marshall of Créqui built a castle there.[2]

The Château du Champ de Bataille was owned by the Harcourt family and has formal gardens designed by Le Nôtre.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962148—    
1968145−2.0%
1975141−2.8%
1982192+36.2%
1990278+44.8%
1999334+20.1%
2008628+88.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Château du Champ-de-Bataille (french)