Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is located in France
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°21′34″N 0°52′35″W / 49.3594°N 0.8764°W / 49.3594; -0.8764Coordinates: 49°21′34″N 0°52′35″W / 49.3594°N 0.8764°W / 49.3594; -0.8764
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Trévières
Intercommunality Trévières
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Catherine Chartier
Area1 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 242
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14605 / 14710
Elevation 3–76 m (9.8–249.3 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. The town is located not far from Omaha Beach, where, in World War II, American soldiers defeated the Nazis on 6 June 1944 (D-Day).

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 199 —    
1968 174 −12.6%
1975 161 −7.5%
1982 188 +16.8%
1990 163 −13.3%
1999 184 +12.9%
2008 242 +31.5%

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