Bernières-sur-Mer

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Bernières-sur-Mer
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Coat of arms of Bernières-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Bernières-sur-Mer is located in France
Bernières-sur-Mer
Bernières-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°19′59″N 0°25′14″W / 49.3331°N 0.4206°W / 49.3331; -0.4206Coordinates: 49°19′59″N 0°25′14″W / 49.3331°N 0.4206°W / 49.3331; -0.4206
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Douvres-la-Délivrande
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Maryvonne Mottin
Area1 7.66 km2 (2.96 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,371
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14066 / 14990
Elevation 0–55 m (0–180 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 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.

Bernières-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. The town was liberated by The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada on the 6th of June, 1944 along with the Le Régiment de la Chaudière, a French Canadian infantry unit as part of the leading assault wave of D-Day Operation Overlord which began the liberation of France in World War II.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,245 —    
1800 1,288 +3.5%
1806 1,403 +8.9%
1821 1,443 +2.9%
1831 1,482 +2.7%
1836 1,460 −1.5%
1841 1,368 −6.3%
1846 1,414 +3.4%
1851 1,378 −2.5%
1856 1,301 −5.6%
1861 1,198 −7.9%
1866 1,235 +3.1%
1872 1,130 −8.5%
1876 1,078 −4.6%
1881 966 −10.4%
1886 916 −5.2%
1891 836 −8.7%
1896 807 −3.5%
1901 864 +7.1%
1906 876 +1.4%
1911 820 −6.4%
1921 812 −1.0%
1926 740 −8.9%
1931 815 +10.1%
1936 803 −1.5%
1946 981 +22.2%
1954 1,065 +8.6%
1962 930 −12.7%
1968 964 +3.7%
1975 1,053 +9.2%
1982 1,548 +47.0%
1990 1,563 +1.0%
1999 1,882 +20.4%
2008 2,371 +26.0%

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