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The church of Saint-Martin
The church of Saint-Martin
Réthoville is located in France
Coordinates: 49°41′50″N 1°21′23″W / 49.6972°N 1.3564°W / 49.6972; -1.3564Coordinates: 49°41′50″N 1°21′23″W / 49.6972°N 1.3564°W / 49.6972; -1.3564
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton Val-de-Saire
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Saint-Pierre-Église
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Matelot
Area1 3.43 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 127
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 50432 /50330
Elevation 0–45 m (0–148 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 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.

Réthoville is a former commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Vicq-sur-Mer.[1] Its population was 127 in 2012.[2]


Historical population
Year Pop.
1968 100
1975 96
1982 92
1990 128
1999 124
2010 134
Source: INSEE[3]

In 2012 the population was 127 residents, and the population density was 37 people per km2.[2] The gender breakdown of Réthoville in 2010 was 54 percent female and 46 percent male.[3] Between 1999 and 2008 there was an average birth rate of two. The average death rate during that same time was about one death per year. There were 17 birth and 12 deaths between 1990 and 1999. between 1982 and 1990 there was 14 births, with 16 deaths. There were 12 deaths and one birth between 1972 and 1982. Seven births and eight deaths took place between 1968 and 1975.[4]


The area of Réthoville is 3.43km2. The average altitude is 23 meter AMSL. The latitude of the commune is 49.697 degrees to the North with a longitude of 1.356 degrees to the West.[5] To the North of Réthoville is the English Channel, to the south is the commune Varouville. To the East of Réthoville is the former commune Néville-sur-Mer and to the West is the former commune of Cosqueville.


In the winter months Réthoville has an average high of about 8 °C and an average low of about 4 °C. The spring months have an average high of about 12 °C with a low of 7 °C. The summer months have an average high of 19 °C and an average low of 13 °C. The fall months have a high of 15 °C and an average low of 10 °C. The yearly rain fall of Réthoville is about 435 mm. The monthly rain fall averages about 36 mm. The winter months have an average of 50.9 mm of rain fall. The spring months have an average rain fall of about 27.2 mm. The summer months have an average rain fall of about 21.8 mm. The fall months have an average rain fall of about 45.2 mm.[6]


The mayor of Réthoville for the six-year term of 2008 to 2014 is Jean-Louis Matelot.[7]

Historical Places[edit]

Moulin de Marie Ravenel An 18th century water mill that was purchased in 1999 by the Communauté de Communes du canton de Saint-Pierre-Eglise.[8]

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