Le Mesnil-Patry

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Le Mesnil-Patry
Le Mesnil-Patry is located in France
Le Mesnil-Patry
Le Mesnil-Patry
Coordinates: 49°11′45″N 0°32′37″W / 49.1958°N 0.5436°W / 49.1958; -0.5436Coordinates: 49°11′45″N 0°32′37″W / 49.1958°N 0.5436°W / 49.1958; -0.5436
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Tilly-sur-Seulles
Intercommunality Entre Thue et Mue
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Wilfried Kopec
Area1 3.51 km2 (1.36 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 284
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14423 / 14740
Elevation 69–97 m (226–318 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 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.

Le Mesnil-Patry is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

On 11 June 1944 the Battle of Le Mesnil-Patry was fought to the east of the town, involving units of the 12th SS Panzer Division, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 107 —    
1968 116 +8.4%
1975 122 +5.2%
1982 102 −16.4%
1990 160 +56.9%
1999 217 +35.6%
2008 284 +30.9%

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