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Barfleur is a commune in Manche, Normandy, northwestern France.

Barfleur
Barfleur harbour
Barfleur harbour
Location of Barfleur
Barfleur is located in France
Barfleur
Barfleur
Barfleur is located in Normandy
Barfleur
Barfleur
Coordinates: 49°40′16″N 1°15′48″W / 49.6711°N 1.2633°W / 49.6711; -1.2633Coordinates: 49°40′16″N 1°15′48″W / 49.6711°N 1.2633°W / 49.6711; -1.2633
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentManche
ArrondissementCherbourg
CantonVal-de-Saire
IntercommunalityCA Cotentin
Area
1
0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
590
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
50030 /50760
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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HistoryEdit

During the Middle Ages, Barfleur was one of the chief ports of embarkation for England.[2]

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±%
1793896—    
18561,279+42.7%
18961,189−7.0%
1946977−17.8%
2009648−33.7%

GeographyEdit

About two miles (3.2 km) to the north is Cape Barfleur, with a lighthouse 233 ft (71 m) high.[2] It is twinned with Lyme Regis in the UK. A Brittany Ferries vessel is named after the village and operates from nearby Cherbourg-Octeville to Poole in the UK.

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FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Barfleur". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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