Colombières

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Colombières
Château de Colombières
Location of Colombières
Colombières is located in France
Colombières
Colombières
Colombières is located in Normandy
Colombières
Colombières
Coordinates: 49°17′49″N 0°58′48″W / 49.2969°N 0.98°W / 49.2969; -0.98Coordinates: 49°17′49″N 0°58′48″W / 49.2969°N 0.98°W / 49.2969; -0.98
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementBayeux
CantonTrévières
IntercommunalityCC Isigny-Omaha Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Lemonnier
Area
1
10.64 km2 (4.11 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
214
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14168 /14710
Elevation0–33 m (0–108 ft)
(avg. 15 m or 49 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Colombières is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Colombières is situated in the north-western region of Calvados, 20 kilometres west of Bayeux and 9 kilometres from Isigny-sur-Mer, in the natural regional park of Cotentin and Bessin.

History[edit]

The village was freed on 9 June 1944 by the Allies. U.S. General Omar Bradley set up base for the Twelfth United States Army Group in Colombières castle.

Places of interest[edit]

Colombières castle is a historic building, built between Bayeux and Isigny-sur-Mer, close to the D-Day landing beaches. It was one of the most famous forts in Lower Normandy while France was under Feudal rule. It is also known as : La vigie des Marais (The marsh lookout).

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962362—    
1968306−15.5%
1975231−24.5%
1982247+6.9%
1990218−11.7%
1999225+3.2%
2008198−12.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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