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L'église Saint-Pierre
L'église Saint-Pierre
Hiéville is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives
Intercommunality Trois Rivières
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Pasquet
Area1 4.77 km2 (1.84 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 293
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14331 / 14170
Elevation 22–74 m (72–243 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.

Hiéville is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 218 —    
1968 243 +11.5%
1975 248 +2.1%
1982 265 +6.9%
1990 259 −2.3%
1999 253 −2.3%
2008 293 +15.8%

Graph of Hiéville population over time: Hiéville population over time


French linguist René Lepelley writes that the etymology of Hiéville is similar to that of the commune Hiesville in the Manche department.[1] Both names probably come from the word 'hedo' (derived from the Ancient Greek word for pleasure) and the Old French word 'ville', which originally referred to a rural estate or territory. Ville itself was derived from the Latin phrase 'villa rustica,' a countryside home.

See also


  1. Lepelley, René (1996). Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de communes de Normandie, Condé-sur-Noireau. Charles Corlet. p. 148. ISBN 2-905461-80-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>