Thierville

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Thierville
The church in Thierville
The church in Thierville
Coat of arms of Thierville
Coat of arms
Location of Thierville
Thierville is located in France
Thierville
Thierville
Thierville is located in Normandy
Thierville
Thierville
Coordinates: 49°16′04″N 0°43′14″E / 49.2678°N 0.7206°E / 49.2678; 0.7206Coordinates: 49°16′04″N 0°43′14″E / 49.2678°N 0.7206°E / 49.2678; 0.7206
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentEure
ArrondissementBernay
CantonPont-Audemer
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bertrand Simon
Area
1
3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
375
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
27631 /27290
Elevation60–144 m (197–472 ft)
(avg. 145 m or 476 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Thierville is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy in northern France. It is around 30 km south-west of Rouen city centre, and around 130 km north west of Paris.

Thierville is remarkable as the only village in all of France with no men lost from World War I, nor any memorials constructed in the subsequent period. Remarkably, Thierville also suffered no losses in the Franco-Prussian War and World War II,[2] nor in the First Indochina War nor the Algerian War. All[quantify] the soldiers who took part in these five wars came back home.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962192—    
1968195+1.6%
1975198+1.5%
1982231+16.7%
1990242+4.8%
1999218−9.9%
2008287+31.7%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Jérôme Duhamel (Paris 1990). Grand Inventaire du Génie Français, p.196: "Between 1919 and 1925, a war memorial was erected in every community in France, with one single exception: the village of Thierville in the department of the Eure, the only French village which had no dead to mourn, not in 1870, nor in 14-18, nor in 39-45"
  3. ^ Kelly, Jon. "Thankful villages: The places where everyone came back from the wars". News Magazine. BBC. Retrieved 13 March 2014.