Deux-Jumeaux

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Deux-Jumeaux
Abbaye des Deux-Jumeaux.JPG
Deux-Jumeaux is located in France
Deux-Jumeaux
Deux-Jumeaux
Coordinates: 49°20′55″N 0°57′45″W / 49.3487°N 0.9626°W / 49.3487; -0.9626Coordinates: 49°20′55″N 0°57′45″W / 49.3487°N 0.9626°W / 49.3487; -0.9626
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Isigny-sur-Mer
Intercommunality Isigny Grandcamp Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Planchon
Area1 4.07 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 77
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14224 / 14230
Elevation 8–47 m (26–154 ft)
(avg. 48 m or 157 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.

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

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in early June 1944, engineers of the Ninth Air Force IX Engineering Command began construction of a combat Advanced Landing Ground to the northeast of the town. Declared operational on 30 June, the airfield was designated as "A-4", it was used by the 48th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until the end of August when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 152 —    
1968 138 −9.2%
1975 102 −26.1%
1982 101 −1.0%
1990 78 −22.8%
1999 69 −11.5%
2008 77 +11.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
  2. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.