Dives-sur-Mer

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Dives-sur-Mer
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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
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Dozulé
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)
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 Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History

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

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

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 week days during the summer season. Dives is also on line no. 20 of the Calvados bus company Bus Verts du Calvados.

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