Ravenoville

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Ravenoville
Ravenoville is located in France
Ravenoville
Ravenoville
Coordinates: 49°27′27″N 1°16′10″W / 49.4575°N 1.2694°W / 49.4575; -1.2694Coordinates: 49°27′27″N 1°16′10″W / 49.4575°N 1.2694°W / 49.4575; -1.2694
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Sainte-Mère-Église
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Sainte-Mère-Église
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Aubril
Area
 • Land1 11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 245
 • Population2 density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50427 / 50480
Elevation 0–12 m (0–39 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Ravenoville is a commune in the Manche department in north-western France.

Geography[edit]

Ravenoville is divided into 2 towns: Ravenoville-Bourg and Ravenoville-Plage. A sinuous route of about 1.25 miles through the pastureland of Normandy links them.

History[edit]

Ravenoville, close to Utah Beach, on the evening of June 5, 1944 and throughout the day of June 6, 1944, lived through the Allied D-Day landing.

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