Saint Michael's Church in Pont-l'Évêque
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|• Mayor (2008–2014)||André Desperrois|
|Area1||8.07 km2 (3.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14514 / 14130|
|Elevation||7–118 m (23–387 ft)
(avg. 16 m or 52 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.|
The town was severely damaged by a 2-day battle in August 1944.
The town features heavily in the book "13 - Lucky For Some" which is about the history of the 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion. There are many then and now photographs as well as maps and diagrams of battles that took place in the region.
The Touques River flows through the town.
Pont-l'Évêque was the birthplace of:
- Roger de Pont L'Evêque (c.1115-1181), Archdeacon of Canterbury, and later Archbishop of York
- Dière de Dièreville (c.1670-?) - surgeon, botanist and writer who wrote about his voyage (1699-1700) to Acadia.
- Jacques Guillaume Thouret (1746–1794), revolutionary, lawyer, president of the National Constituent Assembly
- Ferdinand Alphonse Hamelin (1796–1864)- Navy officer, Admiral & Minister of Marine
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