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Dives-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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
IntercommunalityEstuaire de la Dives
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Mouraret
Area
1
6.46 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[2]
5,887
 • Density910/km2 (2,400/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.

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HistoryEdit

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.

PopulationEdit

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%
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%

TransportEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www2.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/merimee_fr?ACTION=CHERCHER&FIELD_1=REF&VALUE_1=PA00111283
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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