Beaumont-le-Roger

Beaumont-le-Roger is a commune in the department of Eure in Normandy region in northern France.

Beaumont-le-Roger
The Church Saint-Nicolas (2010)

Coat of arms
Location of Beaumont-le-Roger
Beaumont-le-Roger
Beaumont-le-Roger
Coordinates: 49°04′51″N 0°46′41″E
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentEure
ArrondissementBernay
CantonBrionne
IntercommunalityBeaumont-le-Roger
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Jean-Pierre Le Roux
Area
1
36.42 km2 (14.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,994
  Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
27051 /27170
Elevation84–163 m (276–535 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography

The commune is located in the valley of the Risle on the edge of the forest with which it shares its name. It is crossed by the Paris-Cherbourg railway line, on which it has a station. The Beaumont forest covers four communes; it is the largest private forest in Normandy.

History

Humphrey (or Honfroy, Onfroi or Umfrid) de Vieilles (died c. 1044) was the first holder of the "grand honneur" of Beaumont-le-Roger, one of the most important groups of domains in eastern Normandy and the founder of the House of Beaumont. He was married to Albreda or Alberée de la Haye Auberie. His son, Roger de Beaumont, a powerful 11th century lord and adviser to William the Conqueror, derived his family name from Beaumont, of which his family were lords.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,740    
19682,871+4.8%
19752,828−1.5%
19822,711−4.1%
19902,694−0.6%
19992,818+4.6%
20082,942+4.4%

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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