Angoville-au-Plain

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Angoville-au-Plain
101st Airborne monument
101st Airborne monument
Angoville-au-Plain is located in France
Angoville-au-Plain
Angoville-au-Plain
Coordinates: 49°20′57″N 1°15′10″W / 49.3492°N 1.2528°W / 49.3492; -1.2528Coordinates: 49°20′57″N 1°15′10″W / 49.3492°N 1.2528°W / 49.3492; -1.2528
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Sainte-Mère-Église
Intercommunality Sainte-Mère-Église
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Hamchin
Area1 5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 48
 • Density 8.5/km2 (22/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50010 / 50480
Elevation 2–32 m (6.6–105.0 ft)
(avg. 12 m or 39 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.

Angoville-au-Plain is a commune in the Manche department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. It is one of the least populated communes in Manche.

It is home to a famous church that was used by 2 US Army Medics as an aide station during the Battle of Normandy in World War II. Robert Wright and Ken Moore of the 101st Airborne treated a mix of 80 injured American and German wounded Soldiers and a child. Blood stains are still visible on the pews. Two stained glass windows commemorate the 101st Airborne Division, the first one is dedicated to the two medics of the 2nd Battalion of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (101st Airborne Division). The second one honoured the American parachutists.

http://www.normandie44lamemoire.com/versionanglaise/fichesvillesus/angovilus2.html http://blogs.liverpoolecho.co.uk/bandofbloggers/2009/06/normandy-memoire-1.html

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 119 —    
1800 119 +0.0%
1806 123 +3.4%
1821 108 −12.2%
1831 124 +14.8%
1836 125 +0.8%
1841 109 −12.8%
1846 115 +5.5%
1851 101 −12.2%
1856 90 −10.9%
1861 111 +23.3%
1866 97 −12.6%
1872 96 −1.0%
1876 95 −1.0%
1881 95 +0.0%
1886 101 +6.3%
1891 100 −1.0%
1896 88 −12.0%
1901 80 −9.1%
1906 80 +0.0%
1911 93 +16.3%
1921 79 −15.1%
1926 74 −6.3%
1931 83 +12.2%
1936 83 +0.0%
1946 88 +6.0%
1954 99 +12.5%
1962 97 −2.0%
1968 81 −16.5%
1975 59 −27.2%
1982 44 −25.4%
1990 44 +0.0%
1999 53 +20.5%
2009 48 −9.4%

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