Dives-sur-Mer

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Dives-sur-Mer
Commune
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Coat of arms of Dives-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Dives-sur-Mer is located in France
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
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Cabourg
Intercommunality Estuaire de la Dives
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Mouraret
Area1 6.46 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,912
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14225 /14160
Elevation 0–135 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.

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

Dives-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region 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
Year Pop. ±%
1793 370 —    
1800 349 −5.7%
1806 409 +17.2%
1821 418 +2.2%
1831 589 +40.9%
1836 541 −8.1%
1841 518 −4.3%
1846 503 −2.9%
1851 539 +7.2%
1856 589 +9.3%
1861 656 +11.4%
1866 854 +30.2%
1872 826 −3.3%
1876 871 +5.4%
1881 1,001 +14.9%
1886 1,097 +9.6%
1891 1,441 +31.4%
1896 1,720 +19.4%
1901 3,450 +100.6%
1906 3,453 +0.1%
1911 3,614 +4.7%
1921 4,233 +17.1%
1926 4,460 +5.4%
1931 5,577 +25.0%
1936 5,300 −5.0%
1946 5,046 −4.8%
1954 5,893 +16.8%
1962 6,258 +6.2%
1968 6,299 +0.7%
1975 5,872 −6.8%
1982 5,508 −6.2%
1990 5,344 −3.0%
1999 5,812 +8.8%
2000 5,912 +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.

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