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Genêts is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Avranches
Canton Sartilly
 • Mayor Jacques Hec
Area1 6.89 km2 (2.66 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 439
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50199 / 50530
Elevation 6–38 m (20–125 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Genêts is a commune in the Manche department in northwestern France. It was the port of the oppidum Ingena (now Avranches), the main settlement of the Abrincatui.[1]

The Manoir de Brion, an ancient Benedictine priory of the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel is located nearby. The tidal island of Tombelaine, 3.5 km (2.2 mi) offshore, is in the commune.

Demographic evolution

Historical population of Genêts
(Source: EHESS[2] and INSEE[3])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 532 501 524 524 481 439 443
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.



List of mayors
Period Mayor
1791–1803 Pierre-Guillaume Bienvenu
1803–1808 Auguste Duchemin
1808–1810 Louis Chesnay
1810–1848 Pierre Estorre
1848–1859 Emile Dupont
1859–1868 Constantin Le Clerc
1868–1884 Paul Piton
1884–1913 Paul Lenepveu De Dungy
1913–1929 Victor Morin
1929–1935 Alfred Duchemin
1935–1959 Maurice Lesrel
1959-1959 Martial Vinour
1959–1963 Jean Simon
1963–1972 René Chesnay
1972–1977 Michel Lemeteyer
1977–1979 André Michel
1979–1983 Emmanuel Leveilley
1983–1989 Henri Tropee
1989–1995 Marie-Claire Daniel
1995–present Jacques Hec
Source : Mayor's Office.

See also