Les Ventes

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Les Ventes
Dolmen
Dolmen
Coat of arms of Les Ventes
Coat of arms
Location of Les Ventes
Les Ventes is located in France
Les Ventes
Les Ventes
Les Ventes is located in Normandy
Les Ventes
Les Ventes
Coordinates: 48°56′59″N 1°05′19″E / 48.9497°N 1.0886°E / 48.9497; 1.0886Coordinates: 48°56′59″N 1°05′19″E / 48.9497°N 1.0886°E / 48.9497; 1.0886
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentEure
ArrondissementÉvreux
CantonConches-en-Ouche
IntercommunalityCA Évreux Portes de Normandie
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christine Fessard
Area
1
20.65 km2 (7.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,071
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
27678 /27180
Elevation84–156 m (276–512 ft)
(avg. 152 m or 499 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Les Ventes is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy in northern France.

In World War II American pilot Lt. Billie Harris died while over the town. Since his death the town memorialized him, and he was initially buried there. His wife, Peggy, was unaware of the status of her husband until 2012, when she visited the town.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962304—    
1968324+6.6%
1975500+54.3%
1982965+93.0%
19901,035+7.3%
19991,006−2.8%
20081,044+3.8%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/they-dont-forget-normandy-still-honors-american-wwii-pilots-sacrifice/