Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes

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Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes
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Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes is located in France
Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes
Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Trévières
Intercommunality Trévières
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Vally
Area1 5.69 km2 (2.20 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 582
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14591 / 14520
Elevation 0–78 m (0–256 ft)
(avg. 70 m or 230 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.

Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History

World War II

On 13 September 1942 13 British commandos landed at night near Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes from a Motor Torpedo Boat in Operation Aquatint, a reconnaissance mission to collect information about the surrounding area, and take a German guard prisoner.[1]

Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes is located at the eastern end of Omaha Beach, one of the landings sites on D-Day, at the beginning of the Battle of Normandy, during World War II.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 333 —    
1968 293 −12.0%
1975 310 +5.8%
1982 371 +19.7%
1990 391 +5.4%
1999 415 +6.1%
2008 582 +40.2%

See also

References

  1. Operation Aquatint