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Subject: Communes of the Seine-Maritime department, Halcyon-class minesweeper, Arrondissement of Le Havre, Canton of Criquetot-l'Esneval, Communauté de Communes du Canton de Criquetot-l'Esneval
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La Poterie-Cap-d'Antifer

La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer
La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer
La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer

Coordinates: 49°40′20″N 0°11′21″E / 49.6722°N 0.1892°E / 49.6722; 0.1892Coordinates: 49°40′20″N 0°11′21″E / 49.6722°N 0.1892°E / 49.6722; 0.1892

Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Criquetot-l'Esneval
Intercommunality Canton of Criquetot-l'Esneval
 • Land1 5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 366
 • Population2 density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76508 / 76280
Elevation 0–114 m (0–374 ft)
(avg. 105 m or 344 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.

La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.


During World War II, Operation Biting (also known as the Bruneval Raid) was a successful Combined Operations raid to capture components of a German Würzburg radar set at La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer and evacuated by the Bruneval beach on 27/28 February, 1942.


A farming village in the Pays de Caux, some 12 miles (19 km) north of Le Havre, at the junction of the D111 and D950 roads. The commune borders the English Channel and has a beach and some spectacular limestone cliffs.


Historical population of La Poterie-Cap-d'Antifer
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 241268273314304316366
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The Cap d’Antifer lighthouse.

See also



External links

Normandy portal
  • Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer on the Quid website (French)
  • Photos of Cap d'Antifer cliffs
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