Ranville

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Ranville
The belltower of the church in Ranville
The belltower of the church in Ranville
Coat of arms of Ranville
Coat of arms
Location of Ranville
Ranville is located in France
Ranville
Ranville
Ranville is located in Normandy
Ranville
Ranville
Coordinates: 49°13′55″N 0°15′23″W / 49.2319°N 0.2564°W / 49.2319; -0.2564Coordinates: 49°13′55″N 0°15′23″W / 49.2319°N 0.2564°W / 49.2319; -0.2564
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementLisieux
CantonCabourg
IntercommunalityCampagne et Baie de L'Orne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Adélaïde
Area
1
8.42 km2 (3.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,810
 • Density210/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14530 /14860
Elevation1–49 m (3.3–160.8 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ranville is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Ranville was the first French village liberated on D-Day. The village was liberated by the British 13th Parachute Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Luard. The château du Heaume in the village was subsequently used by the headquarters of the British 6th Airborne Division.

The village features heavily in the book 13 - Lucky For Some which is about the history of the 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion. There are many then and now photographs as well as maps and diagrams of battles that took place in the region.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962883—    
19681,005+13.8%
19751,519+51.1%
19821,690+11.3%
19901,681−0.5%
19991,896+12.8%
20081,703−10.2%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-06-03. Retrieved 2004-05-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)