Colleville-sur-Mer

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Colleville-sur-Mer
Main street
Main street
Colleville-sur-Mer is located in France
Colleville-sur-Mer
Colleville-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°20′57″N 0°50′32″W / 49.3492°N 0.8422°W / 49.3492; -0.8422Coordinates: 49°20′57″N 0°50′32″W / 49.3492°N 0.8422°W / 49.3492; -0.8422
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Trévières
Intercommunality Trévières
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Thomines
Area
 • Land1 6.93 km2 (2.68 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 164
 • Population2 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.

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

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.

The beach next to the coastal village was one of the principal beachheads during the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, designated Omaha beach.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 225 —    
1968 195 −13.3%
1975 180 −7.7%
1982 169 −6.1%
1990 146 −13.6%
1999 172 +17.8%
2008 164 −4.7%
Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Colleville

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