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Flag of Caen la Mer, current and former versions - Images by Olivier Touzeau, 19 March 2021
The Communauté urbaine of Caen la Mer (268,470 inhabitants in 2018; 36,290 ha) is composed of 45 municipalities: Caen (seat), Authie, Bénouville, Biéville-Beuville, Blainville-sur-Orne, Bourguébus, Bretteville-sur-Odon, Cairon, Cambes-en-Plaine, Carpiquet, Le Castelet, Castine-en-Plaine, Colleville-Montgomery, Colombelles, Cormelles-le-Royal, Cuverville, Démouville, Épron, Éterville, Fleury-sur-Orne, Giberville, Grentheville, Hermanville-sur-Mer, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, Ifs, Le Fresne-Camilly, Lion-sur-Mer, Louvigny, Mathieu, Mondeville, Mouen, Ouistreham, Périers-sur-le-Dan, Rosel, Rots, Saint-André-sur-Orne, Saint-Aubin-d'Arquenay, Saint-Contest, Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, Saint-Manvieu-Norrey, Sannerville, Soliers, Thaon, Thue et Mue, Tourville-sur-Odon, Troarn, Verson, and Villons-les-Buissons.
Caen la Mer had its origins in the creation in 1990 of District du Grand Caen (DGC) by 18 municipalities, transformed in 2002 into the Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Caen, and renamed in 2004 to Communauté d'agglomération Caen la mer. The authority incoirporated ten more municipalities on 1 January 2003 and another one on 1 January 2004.
On 1 January 2013, the authority was jointed by three municipalities from the former Communauté de communes des Rives de l'Odon (Tourville-sur-Odon, Verson, and Mouen) and by Colleville-Montgomery, Ouistreham, and Saint-André-sur-Orne. In January 2017, the authority merged with the 13 former municipalities of the Communauté de communes Entre Thue et Mue and Plaine Sud de Caen, and became a Communauté urbaine.
THe flag of Caen la Mer (photo is white with the authority's logo. Before 2017, the authority used a similar flag (photo) with a writing matching its status of the time.
Olivier Touzeau, 19 March 2021
Communauté de communes de Trévières
Flag of the Communauté de communes de Trévières - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 14 June 2017
The Communauté de communes de Trévières (25 municipalities; 7,327 inhabitants in 2013, 17,296 ha) was created in 1999. It was seated in Formigny (part since 2017 of the new municipality of Formigny-la-Bataille, including the former municipalities of Aignerville, Écrammeville, and Louvières).
In January 2017, the Communauté de communes de Trévières merged with Intercom Balleroy Le Molay-Littry and Isigny Grandcamp Intercom to form Isigny-Omaha Intercom.
Omaha Beach spreads on the municipal territory of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer and Vierville-sur-Mer, once members of the Communauté de communes de Trévières. Omaha Beach was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944.
The 16th Regiment of the 1st US Infantry Division and the 116th Regiment of
the 29th US Infantry Division were designated to attack this beach. These
military formations were under the command of Major General Leonard T.
Gerow, commander of the 5th US Army Corps, and General Omar N. Bradley,
commander of the 1st US Army. Between 2,000 and 4,700 were killed, wounded,
The tourist office of Omaha Beach is located in the former municipality of Formigny, which flew the flag of the Communauté de communes de Trévières, white with the logo (photo).
Olivier Touzeau, 14 June 2017