Montreuil, Eure-et-Loir

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Montreuil
Montreuil is located in France
Montreuil
Montreuil
Coordinates: 48°46′38″N 1°22′03″E / 48.7773°N 1.3676°E / 48.7773; 1.3676Coordinates: 48°46′38″N 1°22′03″E / 48.7773°N 1.3676°E / 48.7773; 1.3676
Country France
Region Centre
Department Eure-et-Loir
Arrondissement Dreux
Canton Dreux-Ouest
Intercommunality Villages du Drouais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Denis Chéron
Area1 6.21 km2 (2.40 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 512
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 28267 / 28500
Elevation 68–135 m (223–443 ft)
(avg. 78 m or 256 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.

Montreuil is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.

World War II[edit]

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in 1944, engineers of the Ninth Air Force IX Engineering Command began construction of a combat Advanced Landing Ground outside of the town. Declared operational on 4 September, the airfield was designated as "A-38", it was used by the 363d Tactical Reconnaissance Group which flew photo-recon aircraft from the airfield until early October when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 242 —    
1968 250 +3.3%
1975 255 +2.0%
1982 513 +101.2%
1990 513 +0.0%
1999 490 −4.5%
2008 512 +4.5%

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.