Isigny-sur-Mer

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Isigny-sur-Mer
Vire River
Vire River
Coat of arms of Isigny-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Location of Isigny-sur-Mer
Isigny-sur-Mer is located in France
Isigny-sur-Mer
Isigny-sur-Mer
Isigny-sur-Mer is located in Normandy
Isigny-sur-Mer
Isigny-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°19′07″N 1°06′03″W / 49.3186111111°N 1.10083333333°W / 49.3186111111; -1.10083333333Coordinates: 49°19′07″N 1°06′03″W / 49.3186111111°N 1.10083333333°W / 49.3186111111; -1.10083333333
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementBayeux
CantonIsigny-sur-Mer
IntercommunalityIsigny Grandcamp
Area
1
17.44 km2 (6.73 sq mi)
Population
 (1999)
2,920
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14342 /14230
Elevation0–37 m (0–121 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Isigny-sur-Mer is a commune. It is found in the region Basse-Normandie in the Calvados department in the northwest of France.

Walt Disney's surname derives from the commune of Isigny. The earliest known ancestor of Walt Disney, with a similar name, was Jean-Christophe d'Isigny ("of Isigny"). "d'Isigny" was anglicised to Disney. d'Isigny in French means ("from Isigny").

On 1 January 2017, the former communes of Castilly, Neuilly-la-Forêt, Les Oubeaux, and Vouilly joined together to become the commune of Isigny-sur-Mer.[1]

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