Bréville-les-Monts

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Bréville-les-Monts
Ruins of the church of St. Peter
Ruins of the church of St. Peter
Coat of arms of Bréville-les-Monts
Coat of arms
Bréville-les-Monts is located in France
Bréville-les-Monts
Bréville-les-Monts
Coordinates: 49°14′27″N 0°13′34″W / 49.2408°N 0.2261°W / 49.2408; -0.2261Coordinates: 49°14′27″N 0°13′34″W / 49.2408°N 0.2261°W / 49.2408; -0.2261
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Cabourg
Intercommunality Campagne et Baie de L'Orne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joëlle Giroud-Viel
Area1 4.75 km2 (1.83 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 662
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14106 / 14860
Elevation 11–63 m (36–207 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.

Bréville-les-Monts is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. It was the location for the Battle of Bréville fought by the 6th Airborne Division during the Second World War.

History[edit]

The town was formerly called Bréville, and was officially renamed Bréville-les-Monts on August 26, 2004.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 301 —    
1968 387 +28.6%
1975 441 +14.0%
1982 529 +20.0%
1990 515 −2.6%
1999 565 +9.7%
2008 662 +17.2%

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