Damville, Eure

Damville (French pronunciation: ​[dɑ̃vil]) is a former commune in the Eure Department in the Normandy region in northern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Mesnils-sur-Iton.[2]

Damville
Damville Saint Evroult-1.jpg
Coat of arms of Damville
Location of Damville
Damville is located in France
Damville
Damville
Damville is located in Normandy
Damville
Damville
Coordinates: 48°52′14″N 1°04′32″E / 48.8706°N 1.0756°E / 48.8706; 1.0756Coordinates: 48°52′14″N 1°04′32″E / 48.8706°N 1.0756°E / 48.8706; 1.0756
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentEure
ArrondissementBernay
CantonVerneuil-sur-Avre
CommuneMesnils-sur-Iton
Area
1
11.74 km2 (4.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)[1]
2,016
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
27240
Elevation130–164 m (427–538 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.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1868985—    
19621,321+34.1%
19681,349+2.1%
19751,345−0.3%
19821,666+23.9%
19901,897+13.9%
19992,017+6.3%
20082,031+0.7%

HistoryEdit

In the Middle Ages, Damville was important for its situation on the Norman border. The fortress of Damville was built in 1035. The castle was burned down by Henry II of England, in 1189, it was rebuilt by Richard the Lionheart.

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