Colleville-sur-Mer

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Colleville-sur-Mer
Main street
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Location of Colleville-sur-Mer
Colleville-sur-Mer is located in France
Colleville-sur-Mer
Colleville-sur-Mer
Colleville-sur-Mer is located in Normandy
Colleville-sur-Mer
Colleville-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°20′57″N 0°50′32″W / 49.3492°N 0.8422°W / 49.3492; -0.8422Coordinates: 49°20′57″N 0°50′32″W / 49.3492°N 0.8422°W / 49.3492; -0.8422
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementBayeux
CantonTrévières
IntercommunalityCC Isigny-Omaha Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Thomines
Area
1
6.93 km2 (2.68 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
164
 • Density24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14165 /14710
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.

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

History[edit]

It was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. It shares the same etymology as the other Colleville in Normandy. During the conquest of England by William the Conqueror or following it, Gilbert de Colleville was given lands in England, it was from this Knight that the modern de Colville/Colvin family would develop, including Clan Colville in Scotland and the Barony de Colville, of Castle Bytham in England.

The beach next to the coastal village was one of the principal beachheads during the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, designated Omaha Beach.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962225—    
1968195−13.3%
1975180−7.7%
1982169−6.1%
1990146−13.6%
1999172+17.8%
2008164−4.7%
20180−100.0%
Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Colleville

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