Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët

Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃.t‿ilɛʁ dy aʁkwɛ]) is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.[3] On 1 January 2016, the former communes of Saint-Martin-de-Landelles and Virey were merged into Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët.[4]

Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
The church of Saint-Hilaire
The church of Saint-Hilaire
Location of Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët is located in France
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët is located in Normandy
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Coordinates: 48°34′42″N 1°05′27″W / 48.5783°N 1.0908°W / 48.5783; -1.0908Coordinates: 48°34′42″N 1°05′27″W / 48.5783°N 1.0908°W / 48.5783; -1.0908
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentManche
ArrondissementAvranches
CantonSaint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
IntercommunalityMont-Saint-Michel-Normandie
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jacky Bouvet[1]
Area
1
46.97 km2 (18.14 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
5,850
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
50484 /50600
Elevation58–119 m (190–390 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is approximately 50 miles (80 km) east of St. Malo and a similar distance northeast of Rennes. A medieval tower in the town centre, the only remainder of the old church, contains frescos by painter Marthe Flandrin.[5]

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët has a oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). The average annual temperature in Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët is 11.4 °C (52.5 °F). The average annual rainfall is 947.2 mm (37.29 in) with December as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in July, at around 18.1 °C (64.6 °F), and lowest in December, at around 5.2 °C (41.4 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët was 37.5 °C (99.5 °F) on 7 August 2020; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −12.0 °C (10.4 °F) on 2 January 1997.

Climate data for Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët (1981–2010 averages, extremes 1991−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.0
(60.8)
21.5
(70.7)
24.2
(75.6)
28.2
(82.8)
30.3
(86.5)
36.3
(97.3)
37.5
(99.5)
37.5
(99.5)
33.3
(91.9)
28.3
(82.9)
21.5
(70.7)
16.8
(62.2)
37.5
(99.5)
Average high °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
9.6
(49.3)
12.2
(54.0)
14.9
(58.8)
18.7
(65.7)
21.9
(71.4)
23.4
(74.1)
23.5
(74.3)
20.6
(69.1)
16.4
(61.5)
11.7
(53.1)
8.2
(46.8)
15.8
(60.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.4
(41.7)
6.0
(42.8)
7.9
(46.2)
10.1
(50.2)
13.6
(56.5)
16.6
(61.9)
18.1
(64.6)
18.0
(64.4)
15.2
(59.4)
12.1
(53.8)
8.2
(46.8)
5.2
(41.4)
11.4
(52.5)
Average low °C (°F) 2.5
(36.5)
2.5
(36.5)
3.6
(38.5)
5.2
(41.4)
8.6
(47.5)
11.2
(52.2)
12.8
(55.0)
12.6
(54.7)
9.7
(49.5)
7.9
(46.2)
4.8
(40.6)
2.2
(36.0)
7.0
(44.6)
Record low °C (°F) −12.0
(10.4)
−11.7
(10.9)
−7.1
(19.2)
−5.0
(23.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
2.5
(36.5)
4.8
(40.6)
3.0
(37.4)
0.8
(33.4)
−5.5
(22.1)
−7.5
(18.5)
−11.4
(11.5)
−12.0
(10.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 89.1
(3.51)
73.4
(2.89)
67.8
(2.67)
66.8
(2.63)
75.2
(2.96)
54.5
(2.15)
66.7
(2.63)
62.6
(2.46)
78.7
(3.10)
99.3
(3.91)
106.2
(4.18)
106.9
(4.21)
947.2
(37.29)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 14.6 11.8 11.8 12.2 11.0 7.6 10.2 9.8 11.1 12.8 15.1 14.3 142.1
Source: Meteociel[6]

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët are blazoned :
Gules, a tower argent, and in chief 3 mullets Or.



See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Commune de Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët (50484), INSEE
  4. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 15 December 2015 (in French)
  5. ^ normandythenandnow.com, Details and photos
  6. ^ "Normales et records pour St-Hilaire-du-H (50)". Meteociel. Retrieved 7 June 2022.