|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jacques Parent|
|• Land1||26.96 km2 (10.41 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||330/km2 (860/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||59400 / 59660|
|Elevation||12–19 m (39–62 ft)
(avg. 17 m or 56 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.
First World War
During the course of the First World War the village was completely destroyed. The 6th Jat Light Infantry were billeted here in 1915. The Merville Communal Cemetery and Extension is also located here.
Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).
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