Vieux, Calvados

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Vieux
Roman ruins
Roman ruins
Location of Vieux
Vieux is located in France
Vieux
Vieux
Vieux is located in Normandy
Vieux
Vieux
Coordinates: 49°06′30″N 0°25′57″W / 49.1083°N 0.4325°W / 49.1083; -0.4325Coordinates: 49°06′30″N 0°25′57″W / 49.1083°N 0.4325°W / 49.1083; -0.4325
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementCaen
CantonÉvrecy
IntercommunalityÉvrecy-Orne-Odon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Mireille Beuve
Area
1
5.50 km2 (2.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
709
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14747 /14930
Elevation25–112 m (82–367 ft)
(avg. 93 m or 305 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vieux is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

The town contains numerous Roman era ruins, as Vieux was a Settlement called Araegenve, and appears on the Roman map, Tabula Peutingeriana.

During the Battle of Normandy in 1944, Vieux was designated as Hill 112 position, a strategic point for the Battle of Caen, the area of rue d'Esquay and the Bas de Vieux were badly affected by the allied bombardment of July 6, 1944. The portion of these streets, destroyed at this time are now dated for its name.

Sights[edit]

  • The archaeological museum of Vieux-la-Romaine (as Aregenua, Vieux was capital of the Viducasses tribe).
  • Roman villa of Bas de Vieux

Population[edit]

Population of Vieux Municipality
Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793520—    
1800543+4.4%
1841580+6.8%
1876456−21.4%
1881456+0.0%
1896381−16.4%
1906400+5.0%
1962360−10.0%
1968398+10.6%
1975411+3.3%
1982509+23.8%
1990671+31.8%
1999585−12.8%
2008595+1.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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