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Portbail is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Barneville-Carteret
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Côte des Isles
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Cholot
Area1 19.56 km2 (7.55 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,641
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50412 / 50580
Elevation 2–90 m (6.6–295.3 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 ft)
Website www.portbail.fr
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.

Portbail (sometimes spelled Port-Bail) is a commune in the Manche department in north-western France.


The arms of Portbail are blazoned :
Azure, a chevron abased, between in fess 3 mullets Or and a lancehead argent.


Historical population of Portbail
(Source: INSEE[1])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 1431 1499 1591 1707 1654 1675
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also