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Villers-Bocage, Calvados

Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Villers-Bocage
Coat of arms
Villers-Bocage is located in France
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Villers-Bocage
Intercommunality Villers-Bocage Intercom
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Xavier Lebrun
Area1 5.76 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,963
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14752 / 14310
Elevation 95–217 m (312–712 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 ft)

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.

Villers-Bocage is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in Northern France.


  • History 1
    • Second World War 1.1
  • Population 2
  • International relations 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Second World War

The Battle of Villers-Bocage was a significant battle between British and German forces on 13 June 1944 during the Battle of Normandy.[1] Further fighting occurred two weeks later during Operation Epsom, during which the village was destroyed by 250 RAF heavy bombers.


International relations

The commune is twinned with:

See also


  1. ^ Daniel Taylor: Villers-Bocage through the Lens. 1999, ISBN 978-1870067072.

External links

  • Website of the office of tourism (in French)
  • Information about Villers-Bocage
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