Gréville-Hague

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Gréville-Hague
Gréville-Hague is located in France
Gréville-Hague
Gréville-Hague
Coordinates: 49°40′30″N 1°48′00″W / 49.675°N 1.800°W / 49.675; -1.800Coordinates: 49°40′30″N 1°48′00″W / 49.675°N 1.800°W / 49.675; -1.800
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Beaumont-Hague
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Hague
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves-Marie Bonnissent
Area
 • Land1 10.03 km2 (3.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 783
 • Population2 density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50220 / 50440
Elevation 0–167 m (0–548 ft)
Website www.greville-hague.fr

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.

Gréville-Hague is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France. A hamlet (Gruchy) of the village is the birthplace of Jean-François Millet, a notable impressionist painter. Several of his most important paintings depict local landscapes or rural labour.

Location of a major WWII battery, as well as massive French fortifications (never completed) to protect the deep-water port of Cherbourg.

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