Dives-sur-Mer

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Dives-sur-Mer
13th and 14th Century church in Dives-sur-Mer[1]
13th and 14th Century church in Dives-sur-Mer[1]
Coat of arms of Dives-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Location of Dives-sur-Mer
Dives-sur-Mer is located in France
Dives-sur-Mer
Dives-sur-Mer
Dives-sur-Mer is located in Normandy
Dives-sur-Mer
Dives-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°17′11″N 0°06′00″W / 49.2864°N 0.1°W / 49.2864; -0.1Coordinates: 49°17′11″N 0°06′00″W / 49.2864°N 0.1°W / 49.2864; -0.1
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementLisieux
CantonCabourg
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pierre Mouraret[2]
Area
1
6.46 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[3]
5,411
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14225 /14160
Elevation0–135 m (0–443 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Dives-sur-Mer (French pronunciation: [div syʁ mɛʁ] (About this soundlisten), literally Dives on Sea; Norman: Dives sus Mé) is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandy in northwestern France.

History[edit]

It was from harbour of Dives-sur-Mer that William the Conqueror set out on the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. A monumental plaque in the church lists the companions of the Conqueror. The medieval wooden market hall and the 13th-14th-century church are the main attractions of the town.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793370—    
1800349−5.7%
1806409+17.2%
1821418+2.2%
1831589+40.9%
1836541−8.1%
1841518−4.3%
1846503−2.9%
1851539+7.2%
1856589+9.3%
1861656+11.4%
1866854+30.2%
1872826−3.3%
1876871+5.4%
18811,001+14.9%
18861,097+9.6%
18911,441+31.4%
YearPop.±%
18961,720+19.4%
19013,450+100.6%
19063,453+0.1%
19113,614+4.7%
19214,233+17.1%
19264,460+5.4%
19315,577+25.0%
19365,300−5.0%
19465,046−4.8%
19545,893+16.8%
19626,258+6.2%
19686,299+0.7%
19755,872−6.8%
19825,508−6.2%
19905,344−3.0%
19995,812+8.8%
20005,912+1.7%

Transport[edit]

Dives-sur-Mer is served by two stations on the railway line from Deauville to Dives-sur-Mer: Gare de Dives-Cabourg and the station Dives-sur-Mer-Port-Guillaume. Train services operate year-round at weekends as well as on weekdays during the summer season. Dives is also on line no. 20 of the Calvados bus company Bus Verts du Calvados.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Base Mérimée: PA00111283, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  2. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.

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