Graye-sur-Mer

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Graye-sur-Mer
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Coat of arms of Graye-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Graye-sur-Mer is located in France
Graye-sur-Mer
Graye-sur-Mer
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Ryes
Intercommunality Bessin, Seulles et Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Lachèvre
Area1 6.54 km2 (2.53 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 652
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14318 / 14470
Elevation 2–47 m (6.6–154.2 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.

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

The commune probably acquired its name from an old landed estate in its vicinity owned by a knight subordinate to William the Conqueror, Anchetil de Greye.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 460 —    
1968 416 −9.6%
1975 405 −2.6%
1982 525 +29.6%
1990 567 +8.0%
1999 593 +4.6%
2008 652 +9.9%

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