Conches-en-Ouche

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Conches-en-Ouche
Conches-en-Ouche Eglise Sainte-Foy.jpg
Coat of arms of Conches-en-Ouche
Coat of arms
Conches-en-Ouche is located in France
Conches-en-Ouche
Conches-en-Ouche
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Évreux
Canton Conches-en-Ouche
Intercommunality Pays de Conches
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alfred Recours
Area1 16.72 km2 (6.46 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,034
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27165 / 27190
Elevation 100–173 m (328–568 ft)
(avg. 123 m or 404 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.

Conches-en-Ouches is a commune in the Eure département in northern France.

Geography

It is located by the Rouloir river, southwest of Évreux in the Haute-Normandie region. The town is located on a plateau known as the Pays d'Ouche.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1882 2,105 —    
1962 3,028 +43.8%
1968 3,534 +16.7%
1975 3,785 +7.1%
1982 3,854 +1.8%
1990 4,009 +4.0%
1999 4,280 +6.8%
2008 5,034 +17.6%

Sights and monuments

  • Château de Conches-en-Ouche, ruins of 11th-century castle
  • L'église Sainte-Foy
  • Abbaye Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Châtillon-lès-Conches
  • Arboretum
  • Folk museum

Personalities linked to the commune

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Conches-en-Ouche is twinned with:

See also

Gallery

References

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  2. "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>