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The church of Saint-Martin
The church of Saint-Martin
Omonville-la-Petite is located in France
Coordinates: 49°42′00″N 1°52′59″W / 49.7°N 1.883°W / 49.7; -1.883Coordinates: 49°42′00″N 1°52′59″W / 49.7°N 1.883°W / 49.7; -1.883
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton La Hague
Area1 6.16 km2 (2.38 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 125
 • Density 20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 50385 /50440
Elevation 0–181 m (0–594 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.

Omonville-la-Petite is a former commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune La Hague.[1]

The house of Jacques Prévert in Ormonville

Ormonville is known to be the place where French poet Jacques Prévert (1900–1977) lived the last years of his life and where he is buried.

It is also the birthplace of French biologist Félix Mesnil (1868–1938).

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  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 27 September 2016 (in French)