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Chateau of Tournebu
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Hubert Delalande|
|• Land1||6.65 km2 (2.57 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||50/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14062 / 14440|
|Elevation||10–65 m (33–213 ft)
(avg. 43 m or 141 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.
World War II
Bény-sur-Mer was liberated on D-Day by Le Régiment de la Chaudière, a French Canadian unit. There was a gun battery located near the town at the time. The locals were surprised to have been liberated by fellow francophones, expecting only English-speaking troops.
The Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, named after Bény-sur-Mer even though it is closer to Reviers, commemorates Canadian losses suffered on D-Day 1944 and subsequent battles early in World War II. The cemetery has 2,049 headstones.
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