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Saint-Marcouf, Manche

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Coordinates: 49°28′26″N 1°17′22″W / 49.4739°N 1.2894°W / 49.4739; -1.2894Coordinates: 49°28′26″N 1°17′22″W / 49.4739°N 1.2894°W / 49.4739; -1.2894{{#coordinates:49.4739|-1.2894|type:city(376)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Lower Normandy</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Manche</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Cherbourg</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Montebourg</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Région de Montebourg</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Brigitte Demange</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 13.38 km2 (5.17 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 376</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 28/km2 (73/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 50507 / 50310</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 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.</td></tr></table>

Saint-Marcouf, Manche is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.

Second World War

During the Second World War, a German coastal battery near the village was bombed but fired on Allied forces landing on Utah Beach on D-Day and again on the 8th of June before being silenced by US battleships.

Main article: Crisbecq Battery

Heraldry

Saint-Marcouf
The church of Saint-Marcouf
The church of Saint-Marcouf
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The arms of Saint-Marcouf are blazoned :
Azure, 2 anchors in saltire, hawsers interlaced, and on a chief embattled argent a boarding cutlass point to dexter gules.



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