||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2008)|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Patrick Thomines|
|Area1||6.93 km2 (2.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||24/km2 (61/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14165 / 14710|
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.
It was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. It shares the same etymology as the other Colleville in Normandy. During the conquest of England by William the Conqueror or following it, Gilbert de Colleville was given lands in England, it was from this Knight that the modern de Colville/Colvin family would develop, including Clan Colville in Scotland and the Barony de Colville, of Castle Bytham in England.
- Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Colleville-sur-Mer.
- Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Colleville: dated to the 12th or 13th century, a historical monument since 1840.
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