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Coordinates: 49°22′45″N 1°13′30″W / 49.379167°N 1.225°W / 49.379167; -1.225

Commune of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Towering church of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche is located in France
Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche
Country France
Region Basse-Normandie
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton Sainte-Mère-Église
Elevation 34 m (110 ft) avg.
Land area1 26.98 km2 (10.42 sq mi)
Population2 804  (1999)
 - Density 30 /km2 (78 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50509/ 50480
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.


World War II

It is best known for being the scene of military engagement between the American 101st Airborne Division and the German Wehrmacht on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

A plaque paying tribute to the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division


Arms of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

The arms of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont are blazoned :
Azure, in pale a drakkar and sword argent (the sail charged with a leopard gules), between 2 gussets Or each charged with a fleur de lys gules.

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