Azeville

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Azeville
Azeville castle
Azeville castle
Azeville is located in France
Azeville
Azeville
Coordinates: 49°27′33″N 1°18′48″W / 49.45920°N 1.3134°W / 49.45920; -1.3134Coordinates: 49°27′33″N 1°18′48″W / 49.45920°N 1.3134°W / 49.45920; -1.3134
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Montebourg
Intercommunality Région de Montebourg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Éric Desmares
Area1 3.00 km2 (1.16 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 77
 • Density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50026 / 50310
Elevation 6–34 m (20–112 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Azeville is a commune in the Manche department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

World War II[edit]

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in early June 1944, engineers of the Ninth Air Force IX Engineering Command began construction of a combat Advanced Landing Ground to the south of the town. Declared operational on 24 June, the airfield was designated as "A-7", it was initially used by the 365th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until mid-August when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was used by the 363d Fighter Group with P-51 Mustangs until mid-September when it was closed.[1][2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 185 —    
1800 164 −11.4%
1806 195 +18.9%
1821 213 +9.2%
1831 212 −0.5%
1836 257 +21.2%
1841 262 +1.9%
1846 265 +1.1%
1851 263 −0.8%
1856 202 −23.2%
1861 200 −1.0%
1866 233 +16.5%
1872 202 −13.3%
1876 190 −5.9%
1881 183 −3.7%
1886 185 +1.1%
1891 181 −2.2%
1896 164 −9.4%
1901 147 −10.4%
1906 136 −7.5%
1911 120 −11.8%
1921 94 −21.7%
1926 110 +17.0%
1931 104 −5.5%
1936 115 +10.6%
1946 91 −20.9%
1954 95 +4.4%
1962 109 +14.7%
1968 102 −6.4%
1975 109 +6.9%
1982 83 −23.9%
1990 73 −12.0%
1999 78 +6.8%
2009 77 −1.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
  2. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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