Putot-en-Auge

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Putot-en-Auge
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Putot-en-Auge is located in France
Putot-en-Auge
Putot-en-Auge
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Dozulé
Intercommunality Pays d'Auge dozuléen
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Asmant
Area1 6.58 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 286
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14524 / 14430
Elevation 3–139 m (9.8–456.0 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

Putot-en-Auge is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

On the hill to the east of Putot a vicious battle was fought on August 19, 1944. The Allied casualties lie in the small churchyard of Putot-en-Auge.

The village 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.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 208 —    
1968 202 −2.9%
1975 304 +50.5%
1982 344 +13.2%
1990 352 +2.3%
1999 330 −6.2%
2008 286 −13.3%

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