Vierville-sur-Mer

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Vierville-sur-Mer
Commune
Dog White and Dog Red sectors on Omaha Beach
Dog White and Dog Red sectors on Omaha Beach
Coat of arms of Vierville-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Vierville-sur-Mer is located in France
Vierville-sur-Mer
Vierville-sur-Mer
Location within Normandy region
Vierville-sur-Mer is located in Normandy
Vierville-sur-Mer
Vierville-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°22′30″N 0°54′14″W / 49.375°N 0.9039°W / 49.375; -0.9039Coordinates: 49°22′30″N 0°54′14″W / 49.375°N 0.9039°W / 49.375; -0.9039
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Trévières
Intercommunality CC Isigny-Omaha Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Oxéant
Area1 6.41 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 241
 • Density 38/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 14745 /14710
Elevation 0–62 m (0–203 ft)
(avg. 46 m or 151 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.

Vierville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

Honor guard with the flag and a bugler during a mass at the site of the first temporary cemetery in Vierville, June 10, 1944.

On 6 June 1944 (D-Day), the U.S. Army's 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division, along with the 5th Ranger Battalion, and A, B, and C Companies of the 2nd Ranger Battalion landed on Dog Green, Dog White, Dog Red, and Easy Green sectors of Omaha Beach, below Vierville-sur-Mer, starting at 6.30 am.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793356—    
1800338−5.1%
1806331−2.1%
1821337+1.8%
1831351+4.2%
1836344−2.0%
1841350+1.7%
1846367+4.9%
1851360−1.9%
1856391+8.6%
1861401+2.6%
1866408+1.7%
1872368−9.8%
1876372+1.1%
1881402+8.1%
1886412+2.5%
1891383−7.0%
1896372−2.9%
1901363−2.4%
1906343−5.5%
1911355+3.5%
1921350−1.4%
1926338−3.4%
1931303−10.4%
1936335+10.6%
1946326−2.7%
1954311−4.6%
1962290−6.8%
1968265−8.6%
1975255−3.8%
198292+14.5%
1990256−12.3%
1999237−7.4%
2008241+1.7%

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