Azeville

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Azeville
Commune
Azeville bunker
Azeville bunker
Azeville is located in France
Azeville
Azeville
Location within Normandy region
Azeville is located in Normandy
Azeville
Azeville
Coordinates: 49°27′33″N 1°18′48″W / 49.45920°N 1.3134°W / 49.45920; -1.3134Coordinates: 49°27′33″N 1°18′48″W / 49.45920°N 1.3134°W / 49.45920; -1.3134
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton Valognes
Intercommunality CA Cotentin
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Nicolas Poisson
Area1 3.00 km2 (1.16 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 93
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 50026 /50310
Elevation 6–34 m (20–112 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Azeville is a commune in the Manche department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

World War II[edit]

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in early June 1944, engineers of the Ninth Air Force IX Engineering Command began construction of a combat Advanced Landing Ground to the south of the town. Declared operational on 24 June, the airfield was designated as "A-7", it was initially used by the 365th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until mid-August when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was used by the 363d Fighter Group with P-51 Mustangs until mid-September when it was closed.[1][2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793185—    
1800164−11.4%
1806195+18.9%
1821213+9.2%
1831212−0.5%
1836257+21.2%
1841262+1.9%
1846265+1.1%
1851263−0.8%
1856202−23.2%
1861200−1.0%
1866233+16.5%
1872202−13.3%
1876190−5.9%
1881183−3.7%
1886185+1.1%
1891181−2.2%
1896164−9.4%
1901147−10.4%
1906136−7.5%
1911120−11.8%
192194−21.7%
1926110+17.0%
1931104−5.5%
1936115+10.6%
194691−20.9%
195495+4.4%
1962109+14.7%
1968102−6.4%
1975109+6.9%
198283−23.9%
199073−12.0%
199978+6.8%
200977−1.3%
201493+20.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
  2. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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