Villers-Bocage, Calvados

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Villers-Bocage
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Villers-Bocage
Coat of arms
Villers-Bocage is located in France
Villers-Bocage
Villers-Bocage
Location within Normandy region
Villers-Bocage is located in Normandy
Villers-Bocage
Villers-Bocage
Coordinates: 49°05′N 0°40′W / 49.08°N 0.66°W / 49.08; -0.66Coordinates: 49°05′N 0°40′W / 49.08°N 0.66°W / 49.08; -0.66
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Vire
Canton Aunay-sur-Odon
Intercommunality Villers-Bocage Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Xavier Lebrun
Area1 5.76 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,963
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14752 /14310
Elevation 95–217 m (312–712 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 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.

Villers-Bocage is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in Northern France.

History[edit]

Second World War[edit]

The Battle of Villers-Bocage was a significant battle between British and German forces on 13 June 1944 during the Battle of Normandy.[1] Further fighting occurred two weeks later during Operation Epsom, during which the village was destroyed by 250 RAF heavy bombers.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,121—    
18001,010−9.9%
18061,223+21.1%
18211,177−3.8%
18311,178+0.1%
18361,178+0.0%
18411,146−2.7%
18461,134−1.0%
18511,127−0.6%
18561,105−2.0%
18611,156+4.6%
18661,155−0.1%
18721,147−0.7%
18761,139−0.7%
18811,084−4.8%
18861,147+5.8%
18911,057−7.8%
18961,104+4.4%
19011,047−5.2%
19061,073+2.5%
19111,141+6.3%
19211,039−8.9%
19261,060+2.0%
19311,093+3.1%
19361,202+10.0%
1946743−38.2%
19541,431+92.6%
19621,825+27.5%
19681,985+8.8%
19752,317+16.7%
19822,623+13.2%
19902,845+8.5%
19992,904+2.1%
20082,963+2.0%

International relations[edit]

The commune is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel Taylor: Villers-Bocage through the Lens. 1999, ISBN 978-1870067072.

External links[edit]