Creully

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Creully
Ancienne Halle de Creully.JPG
Coat of arms of Creully
Coat of arms
Creully is located in France
Creully
Creully
Coordinates: 49°17′04″N 0°32′22″W / 49.2844°N 0.5394°W / 49.2844; -0.5394Coordinates: 49°17′04″N 0°32′22″W / 49.2844°N 0.5394°W / 49.2844; -0.5394
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Creully
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roger Levert
Area1 8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,569
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14200 / 14480
Elevation 7–61 m (23–200 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

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

The town square is named after Canadian Lieutenant Bill McCormick of the 1st Hussars Canadian Armoured Regiment (London, Ontario).[1] Lt. McCormick was the only Allied soldier to reach his D-Day objective when on 6 June 1944, after the tank he commanded passed through Creully, it reached the Caen-Bayeux road.[2]

Population[edit]

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 692 —    
1968 817 +18.1%
1975 692 −15.3%
1982 1,003 +44.9%
1990 1,396 +39.2%
1999 1,426 +2.1%
2008 1,569 +10.0%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Outhit, Jeff (8 June 2011). "Liberator then, hero still". Record (Kitchener, ON). Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Belanger, Joe (1 June 2011). "Vet Wants to See Juno Beach Once More". Retrieved 16 June 2011.