Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, seen from above the Vauban Tower

Coat of arms
Location of Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Coordinates: 49°20′42″N 0°45′14″W
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementBayeux
CantonBayeux
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Pierre-Albert Cavey
Area
1
7.56 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,976
  Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14515 /14520
Elevation0–74 m (0–243 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The commune contains the two towns of Port-en-Bessin and Huppain.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793580    
1800540−6.9%
1806628+16.3%
1821550−12.4%
1831630+14.5%
1836674+7.0%
1841676+0.3%
1846782+15.7%
1851842+7.7%
1856812−3.6%
1861870+7.1%
1866928+6.7%
18721,001+7.9%
18761,020+1.9%
18811,129+10.7%
18861,164+3.1%
18911,272+9.3%
18961,354+6.4%
19011,447+6.9%
19061,443−0.3%
19111,456+0.9%
19211,335−8.3%
19261,316−1.4%
19311,408+7.0%
19361,494+6.1%
19461,314−12.0%
19541,560+18.7%
19621,737+11.3%
19681,891+8.9%
19752,388+26.3%
19822,332−2.3%
19902,308−1.0%
19992,139−7.3%
20082,080−2.8%

History

The name Huppain stems from Norse/Norwegian Oppheim, reflecting the general Viking history of Normandy.

The town was captured by Royal Marines of No. 47 (Royal Marine) Commando in Operation Aubery during the Normandy landings and used as the terminal for PLUTO (Pipe-Lines Under The Ocean).[2]

Media

Port-en-Bessin was used to represent nearby Ouistreham in the 1962 film The Longest Day.[3]

Sister cities

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. "D-Day: Heroic battle in Port-en-Bessin". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. Notre jour le plus long La Presse de la Manche 2012
  4. Jumelages
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