Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

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Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, seen from above the Vauban Tower
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, seen from above the Vauban Tower
Coat of arms of Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Coat of arms
Location of Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain is located in France
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain is located in Normandy
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Coordinates: 49°20′42″N 0°45′14″W / 49.345°N 0.7539°W / 49.345; -0.7539Coordinates: 49°20′42″N 0°45′14″W / 49.345°N 0.7539°W / 49.345; -0.7539
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementBayeux
CantonBayeux
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Pierre-Albert Cavey
Area
1
7.56 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
2,080
 • Density280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14515 /14520
Elevation0–74 m (0–243 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.

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

The commune contains the two towns of Port-en-Bessin and Huppain.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793580—    
1800540−6.9%
1806628+16.3%
1821550−12.4%
1831630+14.5%
1836674+7.0%
1841676+0.3%
1846782+15.7%
1851842+7.7%
1856812−3.6%
1861870+7.1%
1866928+6.7%
18721,001+7.9%
18761,020+1.9%
18811,129+10.7%
18861,164+3.1%
18911,272+9.3%
18961,354+6.4%
19011,447+6.9%
19061,443−0.3%
19111,456+0.9%
19211,335−8.3%
19261,316−1.4%
19311,408+7.0%
19361,494+6.1%
19461,314−12.0%
19541,560+18.7%
19621,737+11.3%
19681,891+8.9%
19752,388+26.3%
19822,332−2.3%
19902,308−1.0%
19992,139−7.3%
20082,080−2.8%

History[edit]

The name Huppain stems from Norse/Norwegian Oppheim, reflecting the general Viking history of Normandy.

The town was captured by Royal Marines of No. 47 (Royal Marine) Commando in Operation Aubery during the Normandy landings and used as the terminal for PLUTO (Pipe-Lines Under The Ocean).[1]

Media[edit]

Tablet of D-Day

Port-en-Bessin was used to represent nearby Ouistreham in the 1962 film The Longest Day.[2]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "D-Day: Heroic battle in Port-en-Bessin". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. ^ Notre jour le plus long La Presse de la Manche 2012
  3. ^ Jumelages