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Coordinates: 49°32′45″N 1°34′40″W / 49.5458333333°N 1.57777777778°W / 49.5458333333; -1.57777777778

Commune of Brix

Location
Brix, Manche is located in France
Brix, Manche
Administration
Country France
Region Basse-Normandie
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton Valognes
Intercommunality Bocage valognais
Mayor Daniel Lebunetel
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 154 m (510 ft) avg.
Land area1 32.16 km2 (12.42 sq mi)
Population2 1,928  (1999)
 - Density 60 /km2 (160 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 50087/ 50700
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Brix (French pronunciation: [bʁi]) is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.

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History

Brix is known primarily as being the assumed origin of the Bruce family, who emigrated to Britain with William the Conqueror, settling in northern England and then southern Scotland. The family became a royal house with the accession of Robert the Bruce in 1306.

Sites of interest

The Adam Castle is the oldest monument in Brix. It takes its name from Adam de Bruis or de Brix, brother of Robert de Brix who accompanied William the Conqueror to England. The main street of Brix is called "la rue Adam".

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Events

On the first weekend of October, the commune holds the St. Denis Fair, a tradition of the Cotentin.

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