Le Mesnil-Patry

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Le Mesnil-Patry
Le Mesnil-Patry is located in France
Le Mesnil-Patry
Le Mesnil-Patry
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Tilly-sur-Seulles
Intercommunality Entre Thue et Mue
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Wilfried Kopec
Area1 3.51 km2 (1.36 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 284
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14423 / 14740
Elevation 69–97 m (226–318 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 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.

Le Mesnil-Patry is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History

World War II

On 11 June 1944 the Battle of Le Mesnil-Patry was fought to the east of the town, involving units of the 12th SS Panzer Division, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 107 —    
1968 116 +8.4%
1975 122 +5.2%
1982 102 −16.4%
1990 160 +56.9%
1999 217 +35.6%
2008 284 +30.9%

See also

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