Sottevast

Sottevast is a commune in Normandy in north-western France.

Sottevast
The church of Saint-Hermeland
The church of Saint-Hermeland
Location of Sottevast
Sottevast is located in France
Sottevast
Sottevast
Sottevast is located in Normandy
Sottevast
Sottevast
Coordinates: 49°31′25″N 1°35′35″W / 49.5236°N 1.5931°W / 49.5236; -1.5931Coordinates: 49°31′25″N 1°35′35″W / 49.5236°N 1.5931°W / 49.5236; -1.5931
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentManche
ArrondissementCherbourg
CantonBricquebec-en-Cotentin
IntercommunalityCA Cotentin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Françoise Bougie
Area
1
10.82 km2 (4.18 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
1,418
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
50579 /50260
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Sottevast
Part of Nazi Germany
France
Coordinates49°33′0.54″N 1°35′35.15″E / 49.5501500°N 1.5930972°E / 49.5501500; 1.5930972
Typebunker
Site history
In usecaptured before being used
Battles/warsOperation Crossbow

Sottevast in World War IIEdit

Sottevast was a German storage and servicing bunker for V-weapons.[2] The site was captured by the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division during the Normandy campaign.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Sottevast V2 Facility". www.atlantikwall.org.uk. Hand Maid Tours. Retrieved 25 January 2017.