Creully

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Creully
Ancienne Halle de Creully.JPG
Coat of arms of Creully
Coat of arms
Creully is located in France
Creully
Creully
Coordinates: 49°17′04″N 0°32′22″W / 49.2844°N 0.5394°W / 49.2844; -0.5394Coordinates: 49°17′04″N 0°32′22″W / 49.2844°N 0.5394°W / 49.2844; -0.5394
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Creully
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roger Levert
Area1 8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,569
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14200 / 14480
Elevation 7–61 m (23–200 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

Creully is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

The town square is named after Canadian Lieutenant Bill McCormick of the 1st Hussars Canadian Armoured Regiment (London, Ontario).[1] Lt. McCormick was the only Allied soldier to reach his D-Day objective when on 6 June 1944, after the tank he commanded passed through Creully, it reached the Caen-Bayeux road.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 692 —    
1968 817 +18.1%
1975 692 −15.3%
1982 1,003 +44.9%
1990 1,396 +39.2%
1999 1,426 +2.1%
2008 1,569 +10.0%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Outhit, Jeff (8 June 2011). "Liberator then, hero still". Record (Kitchener, ON). Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Belanger, Joe (1 June 2011). "Vet Wants to See Juno Beach Once More". Retrieved 16 June 2011.