La Hoguette

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La Hoguette
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of La Hoguette
Coat of arms
La Hoguette is located in France
La Hoguette
La Hoguette
Location within Normandy region
La Hoguette is located in Normandy
La Hoguette
La Hoguette
Coordinates: 48°52′42″N 0°09′32″W / 48.8783°N 0.1589°W / 48.8783; -0.1589Coordinates: 48°52′42″N 0°09′32″W / 48.8783°N 0.1589°W / 48.8783; -0.1589
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Falaise
Intercommunality Pays de Falaise
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Guilmart
Area1 24.44 km2 (9.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 699
 • Density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14332 /14700
Elevation 89–267 m (292–876 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 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 Hoguette is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Archeology[edit]

Bourg La Hoguette.JPG

La Hoguette is also the type site of the early Neolithic La Hoguette culture that is found mainly in association with Linearbandkeramic or Limburg pottery in Northern France, The Netherlands, Alsace and Western Germany. It is believed to ultimately derive from the Mediterranean Cardial-Traditions. Important sites of the La-Hoguette culture include Stuttgart-Wilhelma, Dautenheim and Godelau.

The La Hoguette pottery was found under a later megalithic tomb and first misidentified as Linearbandkeramic. La Hoguette marks the westernmost point of the distribution of this culture. The place name La Hoguette is believed to derive from the Old Norse word Haugr meaning a knoll or a hill.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793422—    
1800374−11.4%
1806575+53.7%
1821496−13.7%
1831641+29.2%
1836684+6.7%
1841688+0.6%
1846737+7.1%
1851720−2.3%
1856697−3.2%
1861664−4.7%
1866701+5.6%
1872639−8.8%
1876631−1.3%
1881588−6.8%
1886553−6.0%
1891546−1.3%
YearPop.±%
1896505−7.5%
1901519+2.8%
1906475−8.5%
1911434−8.6%
1921386−11.1%
1926402+4.1%
1931373−7.2%
1936405+8.6%
1946425+4.9%
1954431+1.4%
1962454+5.3%
1968464+2.2%
1975436−6.0%
1982485+11.2%
1990532+9.7%
1999573+7.7%
2008668+16.6%

Personalities[edit]

La Hoguette was the birthplace of Georges Marchais (1920–1997), head of the French Communist Party.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] La Hoguette (M.O. Baldwin)