La Bazoque, Calvados

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La Bazoque
The Church of Saint Martin
The Church of Saint Martin
La Bazoque is located in France
La Bazoque
La Bazoque
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Balleroy
Intercommunality Balleroy Le Molay-Littry
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilbert Lebougeois
Area1 10.14 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 162
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14050 / 14490
Elevation 57–142 m (187–466 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 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.

La Bazoque is a French commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region of north-western France.[1]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Bazocains or Bazocaines.[2]


La Bazoque is located some 13 km east by north-east of Saint-Lô and 20 km south-west of Bayeux. The southern tip of teh commune is the departmental border with Manche. Access to the commune is by the D229 from Litteau in the west which passes through the commune and the village and continues west to join the D28 south of Balleroy. The D122B from Litteau passes through the south of the commune and goes east then south towards Montrabot. The D122 road forms the whole western border of the commune. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of La Nellerie, Le Mesnil, La Londe, and Promenant. The commune is entirely farmland.[3] [4]

The Drôme river forms the eastern border of the commune as it flows north to join the Aure just north of Maisons. Several streams, including the Ruisseau de la Bindoure, flow through the commune and join the Drome.[3] [4]


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Neighbouring communes and villages



La Bazoque appears as La Bazoque on the 1750 Cassini Map[5] and the same on the 1790 version.[6]


List of Successive Mayors[7]

From To Name Party Position
1995 2020 Gilbert Le Bourgeois

(Not all data is known)


In 2012 the commune had 162 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
540 512 545 481 495 476 450 432 464
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
459 437 418 409 406 354 345 346 342
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
337 332 316 265 294 291 272 301 280
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007 2012 -
224 193 158 157 143 153 172 162 -

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

Sites and monuments

  • The Trou du Diable: an old slate quarry
  • The Circuit of Shale
  • The Essarts Mill

See also

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, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually and the entire territory of these communes 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 in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.