Creully

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Creully
Ancienne Halle de Creully.JPG
Coat of arms of Creully
Coat of arms
Location of Creully
Creully is located in France
Creully
Creully
Creully is located in Normandy
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
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementCaen
CantonBretteville-l'Orgueilleuse
CommuneCreully sur Seulles
Area
1
8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,404
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
14480
Elevation7–61 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.

Creully is a former commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Creully sur Seulles.[2]

The town square is named after Canadian Lieutenant Bill McCormick of the 1st Hussars Canadian Armoured Regiment (London, Ontario).[3] 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.[4]

Population[edit]

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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962692—    
1968817+18.1%
1975692−15.3%
19821,003+44.9%
19901,396+39.2%
19991,426+2.1%
20081,569+10.0%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 8 September 2016 (in French)
  3. ^ Outhit, Jeff (8 June 2011). "Liberator then, hero still". Record (Kitchener, ON). Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  4. ^ Belanger, Joe (1 June 2011). "Vet Wants to See Juno Beach Once More". Retrieved 16 June 2011.