Carentan-les-Marais

Carentan-les-Marais (French pronunciation: ​[kaʁɑ̃tɑ̃ le maʁɛ]) is a commune in the department of Manche, northwestern France.

Carentan-les-Marais
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Main: Carentan harbour; bottom (l-r): Carentan's Arcades, Castle of Vierville
Location of Carentan-les-Marais
Carentan-les-Marais is located in France
Carentan-les-Marais
Carentan-les-Marais
Carentan-les-Marais is located in Normandy
Carentan-les-Marais
Carentan-les-Marais
Coordinates: 49°18′14″N 1°14′49″W / 49.304°N 1.247°W / 49.304; -1.247Coordinates: 49°18′14″N 1°14′49″W / 49.304°N 1.247°W / 49.304; -1.247
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentManche
ArrondissementSaint-Lô
CantonCarentan-les-Marais and Pont-Hébert
IntercommunalityCC Baie du Cotentin
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Pierre Lhonneur
Area
1
133.29 km2 (51.46 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2017)[1]
10,118
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
50099 /50500
Elevation0–38 m (0–125 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Carentan-les-Marais is located in the middle of vast marsh remediated and transformed into rich meadows, at the confluence of the Taute and the Douve. The city, at the gateway to the Cotentin Peninsula and the Bay of Veys, is at the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Cotentin and Bessin marshes.

ToponymyEdit

The name of the commune refers to the marshes of Carentan.

HistoryEdit

 
Map of the new municipality and its municipalities

The municipality was established on 1 January 2016 by merger of the former communes of Carentan (the seat), Angoville-au-Plain, Houesville, and Saint-Côme-du-Mont.[2] On January 1, 2017, Brévands, Les Veys, and Saint-Pellerin joined the commune of Carentan.[3] On January 1, 2019, Brucheville, Catz, Montmartin-en-Graignes, Saint-Hilaire-Petitville, and Vierville joined the commune of Carentan.[4]

The communes of Carentan, Angoville-au-Plain, Houesville, Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Brévands, Les Veys, Saint-Pellerin Brucheville, Catz, Montmartin-en-Graignes, Saint-Hilaire-Petitville, and Vierville have become delegated communes.

TransportEdit

 
Railway station of Carentan-les-Marais

The city has a railway station on the Paris–Le Havre railway, Paris - Cherbourg line and is crossed by the RN 13 and RN 174. It is served by public transport by bus (Manéo) via the line 001 Cherbourg-Octeville - Valognes - Carentan - Saint-Lo. Its port is connected to the sea by a canal.

EducationEdit

Level Public establishments Private establishments
School Les Hauts Champs Public Primary School
Les Roseaux Public Primary School
Notre Dame Private School Primary School
College Léon Gambetta College Notre Dame College
High school Lycée Sivard de Beaulieu Institution Notre-Dame - Professional High School

SportEdit

 
stade Alphonse Laurent

AdministrationEdit

 
Town hall of Carentan-les-Marais
Election Mayor Party Occupation
2016 Jean-Pierre Lhonneur LR Research and Development Manager, Delegate mayor of Carentan

Twinned townsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 23 December 2015 (in French)
  3. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 22 July 2016 (in French)
  4. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 6 December 2018 (in French)

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