Bernières-sur-Mer

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Bernières-sur-Mer
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Coat of arms of Bernières-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Bernières-sur-Mer is located in France
Bernières-sur-Mer
Bernières-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°19′59″N 0°25′14″W / 49.3331°N 0.4206°W / 49.3331; -0.4206Coordinates: 49°19′59″N 0°25′14″W / 49.3331°N 0.4206°W / 49.3331; -0.4206
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Douvres-la-Délivrande
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Maryvonne Mottin
Area1 7.66 km2 (2.96 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,371
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14066 / 14990
Elevation 0–55 m (0–180 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 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.

Bernières-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. The town was liberated by The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada on the 6th of June, 1944 along with the Le Régiment de la Chaudière, a French Canadian infantry unit as part of the leading assault wave of D-Day Operation Overlord which began the liberation of France in World War II.


Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,245 —    
1800 1,288 +3.5%
1806 1,403 +8.9%
1821 1,443 +2.9%
1831 1,482 +2.7%
1836 1,460 −1.5%
1841 1,368 −6.3%
1846 1,414 +3.4%
1851 1,378 −2.5%
1856 1,301 −5.6%
1861 1,198 −7.9%
1866 1,235 +3.1%
1872 1,130 −8.5%
1876 1,078 −4.6%
1881 966 −10.4%
1886 916 −5.2%
1891 836 −8.7%
1896 807 −3.5%
1901 864 +7.1%
1906 876 +1.4%
1911 820 −6.4%
1921 812 −1.0%
1926 740 −8.9%
1931 815 +10.1%
1936 803 −1.5%
1946 981 +22.2%
1954 1,065 +8.6%
1962 930 −12.7%
1968 964 +3.7%
1975 1,053 +9.2%
1982 1,548 +47.0%
1990 1,563 +1.0%
1999 1,882 +20.4%
2008 2,371 +26.0%

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