Hottot-les-Bagues

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Hottot-les-Bagues
Commune
Military cemetery
Military cemetery
Hottot-les-Bagues is located in France
Hottot-les-Bagues
Hottot-les-Bagues
Location within Normandy region
Hottot-les-Bagues is located in Normandy
Hottot-les-Bagues
Hottot-les-Bagues
Coordinates: 49°09′12″N 0°38′52″W / 49.1533°N 0.6478°W / 49.1533; -0.6478Coordinates: 49°09′12″N 0°38′52″W / 49.1533°N 0.6478°W / 49.1533; -0.6478
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Aunay-sur-Odon
Intercommunality Villers-Bocage Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Colette Orieult
Area1 8.39 km2 (3.24 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 482
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 14336 /14250
Elevation 57–138 m (187–453 ft)
(avg. 222 m or 728 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.

Hottot-les-Bagues is a commune in the Calvados department and Normandy region of north-western France.

Geography[edit]

Hottot-les-Bagues lies 14 kilometres south-east of Bayeux.

History[edit]

The fiefdom of Normandy was created for the Viking leader Rollo. Many of the remaining place names are of Norse origin. Hottot is believed to have taken its name from the Old Norse word haugr meaning mound or low hill.

During World War II, the Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. Within the surrounding district, there was much heavy fighting through June and July 1944 as Commonwealth forces tried to press on from Bayeux in an encircling movement to the south of Caen.

Military cemetery[edit]

Hottot-les-Bagues military cemetery contains some 1,137 graves belonging to 965 British soldiers, 34 Canadians, 3 Australians, 2 New Zealanders and 1 South African, together with 132 German soldiers. Most of the war dead lost their lives in the second fortnight of June 1944, in the furious fighting around Tilly-sur-Seulles. The cemetery can be reached from Bayeux by taking the D6 southeast. After passing through Tilly-sur-Seulles, turn westward at Juvigny onto the main road (the D9) that runs from Caen towards Caumont l'Evente.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962333—    
1968323−3.0%
1975356+10.2%
1982370+3.9%
1990406+9.7%
1999470+15.8%
2005471+0.2%
2014482+2.3%

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