Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

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Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, seen from above the Vauban Tower
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, seen from above the Vauban Tower
Coat of arms of Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Coat of arms
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain is located in France
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Coordinates: 49°20′42″N 0°45′14″W / 49.345°N 0.7539°W / 49.345; -0.7539Coordinates: 49°20′42″N 0°45′14″W / 49.345°N 0.7539°W / 49.345; -0.7539
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Ryes
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Pierre-Albert Cavey
Area
 • Land1 7.56 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,080
 • Population2 density 280/km2 (710/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14515 / 14520
Elevation 0–74 m (0–243 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

The commune contains the two towns of Port-en-Bessin and Huppain.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 580 —    
1800 540 −6.9%
1806 628 +16.3%
1821 550 −12.4%
1831 630 +14.5%
1836 674 +7.0%
1841 676 +0.3%
1846 782 +15.7%
1851 842 +7.7%
1856 812 −3.6%
1861 870 +7.1%
1866 928 +6.7%
1872 1,001 +7.9%
1876 1,020 +1.9%
1881 1,129 +10.7%
1886 1,164 +3.1%
1891 1,272 +9.3%
1896 1,354 +6.4%
1901 1,447 +6.9%
1906 1,443 −0.3%
1911 1,456 +0.9%
1921 1,335 −8.3%
1926 1,316 −1.4%
1931 1,408 +7.0%
1936 1,494 +6.1%
1946 1,314 −12.0%
1954 1,560 +18.7%
1962 1,737 +11.3%
1968 1,891 +8.9%
1975 2,388 +26.3%
1982 2,332 −2.3%
1990 2,308 −1.0%
1999 2,139 −7.3%
2008 2,080 −2.8%


History[edit]

The town was captured by Royal Marines of No. 47 (Royal Marine) Commando in Operation Aubery during the Normandy landings and used as the terminal for PLUTO (Pipe-Lines Under The Ocean).[1]

Media[edit]

Tablet of D-Day

Port-en-Bessin was used to represent nearby Ouistreham in the 1962 film The Longest Day.[2]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "D-Day: Heroic battle in Port-en-Bessin". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Notre jour le plus long La Presse de la Manche 2012
  3. ^ Jumelages