Vieux, Calvados

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Vieux
Roman ruins
Roman ruins
Vieux is located in France
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
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Évrecy
Intercommunality Évrecy-Orne-Odon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Mireille Beuve
Area1 5.50 km2 (2.12 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 595
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14747 /14930
Elevation 25–112 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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
Year Pop. ±%
1793 520 —    
1800 543 +4.4%
1841 580 +6.8%
1876 456 −21.4%
1881 456 +0.0%
1896 381 −16.4%
1906 400 +5.0%
1962 360 −10.0%
1968 398 +10.6%
1975 411 +3.3%
1982 509 +23.8%
1990 671 +31.8%
1999 585 −12.8%
2008 595 +1.7%

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