Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Towering church of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
Towering church of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
Sainte-Marie-du-Mont is located in France
Coordinates: 49°22′45″N 1°13′30″W / 49.3792°N 1.225°W / 49.3792; -1.225Coordinates: 49°22′45″N 1°13′30″W / 49.3792°N 1.225°W / 49.3792; -1.225
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton Sainte-Mère-Église
Area1 26.98 km2 (10.42 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 804
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50509 / 50480

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.

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.

World War II[edit]

GI's talk with villagers on June 12, 1944.

It is best known for being the scene of military engagement between the American 101st Airborne Division and the German Wehrmacht on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

A plaque paying tribute to the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division


Arms of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
The arms of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont are blazoned :
Azure, in pale a drakkar and sword argent (the sail charged with a leopard gules), between 2 gussets Or each charged with a fleur de lys gules.

See also[edit]