Saint-Marcouf, Manche

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The church of Saint-Marcouf
The church of Saint-Marcouf
Saint-Marcouf is located in France
Coordinates: 49°28′26″N 1°17′22″W / 49.4739°N 1.2894°W / 49.4739; -1.2894Coordinates: 49°28′26″N 1°17′22″W / 49.4739°N 1.2894°W / 49.4739; -1.2894
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton Valognes
Intercommunality CA Cotentin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Brigitte Demange
Area1 13.38 km2 (5.17 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 376
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 50507 /50310

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-Marcouf, Manche is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.

Second World War[edit]

During the Second World War, a German coastal battery near the village was bombed but fired on Allied forces landing on Utah Beach on D-Day and again on the 8th of June before being silenced by US battleships.


Arms of Saint-Marcouf
The arms of Saint-Marcouf are blazoned :
Azure, 2 anchors in saltire, hawsers interlaced, and on a chief embattled argent a boarding cutlass point to dexter gules.

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