Ravenoville

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Ravenoville
Cabins along the beach
Cabins along the beach
Ravenoville is located in France
Ravenoville
Ravenoville
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Sainte-Mère-Église
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Sainte-Mère-Église
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Aubril
Area1 11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 245
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50427 / 50480
Elevation 0–12 m (0–39 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Ravenoville is a commune in the Manche department in north-western France.

Geography

Ravenoville is divided into 2 towns: Ravenoville-Bourg and Ravenoville-Plage. A sinuous route of about 1.25 miles through the pastureland of Normandy links them.

History

Ravenoville, close to Utah Beach, on the evening of June 5, 1944 and throughout the day of June 6, 1944, lived through the Allied D-Day landing.

See also