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The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Coat of arms of Amayé-sur-Orne
Coat of arms
Amayé-sur-Orne is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Évrecy
Intercommunality Évrecy-Orne-Odon
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Sylvain Colino
Area1 5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 1,026
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14006 / 14210
Elevation 7–109 m (23–358 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.

Amayé-sur-Orne is a French commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region of northwestern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Amayéens or Amayéennes[1]


Amayé-sur-Orne is located some 10 km south-west of Caen and 5 km east of Évrecy. It can be accessed by road D212 from Vieux in the north which continues south to Thury-Harcourt and by road D41 from Evrecy in the west which continues to Clinchamps-sur-Orne in the east. Apart from the town there are a number of hamlets close by: Saint-Lambert, La Butte, Le Pont du Coudray, and Les Godets. These villages form a single conurbation with the village. The rest of the commune is entirely farmland.[2]

The eastern border of the commune is formed by the Orne river. A stream, flows through the village and down to the Orne and another stream flowing to the Orne forms the southern boundary of the commune. The Guigne stream forms the northern border of the commune and also flows to the Orne.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2]



Party per fesse, the first gules a Danish cross of Or voided, to dexter chief two lions passant gardant the same; the second Vert, fess in chief argent, a chevron inverted of Or and chief of Or, a castel azure of two towers domed argent with walls sloped.


File:Amayé-sur-Orne chemin.JPG
A Walking Path in Spring

List of Successive Mayors of Amayé-sur-Orne[3]

From To Name Party Position
1987 1994 Jacques Dolley SE Professor
1994 2001 André Porcher SE CEO
2001 2008 Nicole Perly SE
2008 2020 Sylvain Colino SE Fire-fighter

(Not all data is known)


Amayé-sur-Orne has twinning associations with:[4]


In 2010 the commune had 1,026 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
483 407 432 465 405 421 461 414 401
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
464 462 455 400 392 406 421 391 351
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
365 341 306 317 281 259 246 246 252
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2008 2010
261 257 420 732 722 686 945 1,019 1,026

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

File:Population - Municipality code 14006.svg
Population of Amayé-sur-Orne

Sites and Monuments

  • The Ifs Cemetery is a listed site (SC 9 January 1933)[5]
  • The 'Butte de l'Orne is another World Heritage Site (SC 9 January 1933)
  • A Lavoir (Public laundry)
  • The Chateau de la Butte (19th century)
  • The Chateau de Vaux (18th century)

The Bell Tower Attic of the Church of Notre Dame hosts breeding colonies of large bats and is a registered Site of Community Importance (SIC)[6]


See also

External links

Notes and references


  1. At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.