|Intercommunality||Canton of Criquetot-l'Esneval|
|• Land1||5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||63/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||76508 / 76280|
|Elevation||0–114 m (0–374 ft)
(avg. 105 m or 344 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.
During World War II, Operation Biting (also known as the Bruneval Raid) was a successful Combined Operations raid to capture components of a German Würzburg radar set at La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer and evacuated by the Bruneval beach on 27/28 February 1942. On 6 June, 1944, small boats simulated an invasion fleet headed towards the area as part of Operation Taxable.
A farming village in the Pays de Caux, some 12 miles (19 km) north of Le Havre, at the junction of the D111 and D950 roads. The commune borders the English Channel and has a beach and some spectacular limestone cliffs.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The church of St. Martin, dating from the seventeenth century.
- The Cap d’Antifer lighthouse.
- Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer on the Quid website (French)
- Photos of Cap d'Antifer cliffs
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