Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

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Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Commune
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
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain is located in France
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
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Bayeux
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Pierre-Albert Cavey
Area1 7.56 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,080
 • Density 280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14515 /14520
Elevation 0–74 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
Year Pop. ±%
1793 580 —    
1800 540 −6.9%
1806 628 +16.3%
1821 550 −12.4%
1831 630 +14.5%
1836 674 +7.0%
1841 676 +0.3%
1846 782 +15.7%
1851 842 +7.7%
1856 812 −3.6%
1861 870 +7.1%
1866 928 +6.7%
1872 1,001 +7.9%
1876 1,020 +1.9%
1881 1,129 +10.7%
1886 1,164 +3.1%
1891 1,272 +9.3%
1896 1,354 +6.4%
1901 1,447 +6.9%
1906 1,443 −0.3%
1911 1,456 +0.9%
1921 1,335 −8.3%
1926 1,316 −1.4%
1931 1,408 +7.0%
1936 1,494 +6.1%
1946 1,314 −12.0%
1954 1,560 +18.7%
1962 1,737 +11.3%
1968 1,891 +8.9%
1975 2,388 +26.3%
1982 2,332 −2.3%
1990 2,308 −1.0%
1999 2,139 −7.3%
2008 2,080 −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