|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Michel Le Baron|
|• Land1||7.58 km2 (2.93 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||25/km2 (64/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14160 / 14680|
|Elevation||69–122 m (226–400 ft)
(avg. 118 m or 387 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.
Gaumesnil was originally a separate village, now attached to Cintheaux; it has fewer than 19 residents.
The main town is situated around the church of Saint-Germain, classified as an official French historic monument. It was built around 1150 by the Marmion family; Robert Marmion offered it in patronage to the Barbery Abbey, subject to the Bayeux diocese, in 1181. The main (north) chapel and the cross tower, dating to the 16th century, was destroyed in 1688. The north bell tower was added in the 18th century. The church was restored between 1857 and 1902.
World War II
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