Bréville-les-Monts

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Bréville-les-Monts
Ruins of the church of St. Peter
Ruins of the church of St. Peter
Coat of arms of Bréville-les-Monts
Coat of arms
Location of Bréville-les-Monts
Bréville-les-Monts is located in France
Bréville-les-Monts
Bréville-les-Monts
Bréville-les-Monts is located in Normandy
Bréville-les-Monts
Bréville-les-Monts
Coordinates: 49°14′27″N 0°13′34″W / 49.2408°N 0.2261°W / 49.2408; -0.2261Coordinates: 49°14′27″N 0°13′34″W / 49.2408°N 0.2261°W / 49.2408; -0.2261
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementLisieux
CantonCabourg
IntercommunalityCampagne et Baie de L'Orne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joëlle Giroud-Viel
Area
1
4.75 km2 (1.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
663
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14106 /14860
Elevation11–63 m (36–207 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bréville-les-Monts is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. It was the location for the Battle of Bréville fought by the 6th Airborne Division during the Second World War.

History[edit]

The town was formerly called Bréville, and was officially renamed Bréville-les-Monts on August 26, 2004.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962301—    
1968387+28.6%
1975441+14.0%
1982529+20.0%
1990515−2.6%
1999565+9.7%
2008662+17.2%

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Décret n° 2004-886 du 26 août 2004 portant changement de nom de communes (in French)