Tracy-sur-Mer

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Tracy-sur-Mer
Church of Saint Martin
Church of Saint Martin
Tracy-sur-Mer is located in France
Tracy-sur-Mer
Tracy-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°20′10″N 0°38′31″W / 49.336°N 0.642°W / 49.336; -0.642Coordinates: 49°20′10″N 0°38′31″W / 49.336°N 0.642°W / 49.336; -0.642
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Ryes
Intercommunality Bayeux
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Eric Le Gagneur
Area
 • Land1 3.72 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 336
 • Population2 density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14709 / 14117
Elevation 0–74 m (0–243 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Tracy-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

The village was part of the west flank of the British 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division during the first days of the D-day invasion, in close proximity to the port of Arromanches-les-Bains, also known as Gold Beach.

Sights[edit]

Tracy-sur-Mer has a well-preserved Gothic church dedicated to Saint Martin dating from the thirteenth century.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 213 —    
1968 225 +5.6%
1975 207 −8.0%
1982 217 +4.8%
1990 252 +16.1%
1999 240 −4.8%
2008 336 +40.0%

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