Proussy

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Proussy
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Proussy is located in France
Proussy
Proussy
Coordinates: 48°52′57″N 0°32′10″W / 48.8825°N 0.5361°W / 48.8825; -0.5361Coordinates: 48°52′57″N 0°32′10″W / 48.8825°N 0.5361°W / 48.8825; -0.5361
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Vire
Canton Condé-sur-Noireau
Intercommunality Condé Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Piel
Area
 • Land1 12.64 km2 (4.88 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 417
 • Population2 density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14523 / 14110
Elevation 82–256 m (269–840 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.

Proussy is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

In August 1944 as World War Two was being fought, Proussy served as the location of Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery's tactical headquarters.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 376 —    
1968 384 +2.1%
1975 347 −9.6%
1982 358 +3.2%
1990 343 −4.2%
1999 353 +2.9%
2008 417 +18.1%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Nigel (1986). Monty: The Final Years of the Field Marshall 1944-1976. McGraw-Hill Book Company. p. 514. 

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