Vierville-sur-Mer

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Vierville-sur-Mer
Vierville Sign.jpg
Coat of arms of Vierville-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Vierville-sur-Mer is located in France
Vierville-sur-Mer
Vierville-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°22′30″N 0°54′14″W / 49.375°N 0.9039°W / 49.375; -0.9039Coordinates: 49°22′30″N 0°54′14″W / 49.375°N 0.9039°W / 49.375; -0.9039
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Trévières
Intercommunality Trévières
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Oxéant
Area
 • Land1 6.41 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 241
 • Population2 density 38/km2 (97/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14745 / 14710
Elevation 0–62 m (0–203 ft)
(avg. 46 m or 151 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.

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

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

Honor guard with the flag and a bugler during a mass at the site of the first temporary cemetery in Vierville, June 10, 1944.

On 6 June 1944 (D-Day), the U.S. Army's 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division, along with the 5th Ranger Battalion, and A, B, and C Companies of the 2nd Ranger Battalion landed on Dog Green, Dog White, Dog Red, and Easy Green sectors of Omaha Beach, below Vierville-sur-Mer, starting at 6.30 am.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 356 —    
1800 338 −5.1%
1806 331 −2.1%
1821 337 +1.8%
1831 351 +4.2%
1836 344 −2.0%
1841 350 +1.7%
1846 367 +4.9%
1851 360 −1.9%
1856 391 +8.6%
1861 401 +2.6%
1866 408 +1.7%
1872 368 −9.8%
1876 372 +1.1%
1881 402 +8.1%
1886 412 +2.5%
1891 383 −7.0%
1896 372 −2.9%
1901 363 −2.4%
1906 343 −5.5%
1911 355 +3.5%
1921 350 −1.4%
1926 338 −3.4%
1931 303 −10.4%
1936 335 +10.6%
1946 326 −2.7%
1954 311 −4.6%
1962 290 −6.8%
1968 265 −8.6%
1975 255 −3.8%
198 292 +14.5%
1990 256 −12.3%
1999 237 −7.4%
2008 241 +1.7%

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