Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil

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Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil
Commune
The church in Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil
The church in Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil
Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil is located in France
Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil
Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil
Location within Normandy region
Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil is located in Normandy
Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil
Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil
Coordinates: 49°04′54″N 0°16′43″W / 49.0817°N 0.2786°W / 49.0817; -0.2786Coordinates: 49°04′54″N 0°16′43″W / 49.0817°N 0.2786°W / 49.0817; -0.2786
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Évrecy
Intercommunality CU Caen la Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pascal Lecœur
Area1 6.91 km2 (2.67 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 496
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14554 /14540
Elevation 63–119 m (207–390 ft)
(avg. 122 m or 400 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.

Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962330—    
1968337+2.1%
1975363+7.7%
1982332−8.5%
1990325−2.1%
1999361+11.1%
2008496+37.4%

Personalities[edit]

This village is known as the site of the death of the famous German tank commander Michael Wittmann on August 8th, 1944, when his Tiger tank (number 007) was destroyed during an ambush. The crew of the destroyed tank was buried in an unmarked grave. In 1983, the German war graves commission located the burial site. Wittmann and his crew were reinterred together at the German war cemetery of La Cambe, plot 47—row 3—grave 120, in France (about 70 km west).[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Budanovic, Nikola (2016-09-05). "Michael Wittmann, the Deadly German Panzer Ace Of WWI". WAR HISTORY ONLINE. Retrieved 2017-07-18.