Caen

commune in Calvados, France

Caen ( pronounced can (/kɑ̃/); in other words, the e is not pronounced) is a city in France. It is the capital city of Basse-Normandie and Calvados. The river Orne flows through it. Today, about 110,000 people live there (intra muros, inside the city); the urban area has about 370,000 people. The city has a very long history; the name probably has Gaulish origins (from cato Military activity; and mago field; probably something like place where the troops exercised).[1] A campus of the École de management de Normandie is located in the city.

Caen
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Coat of arms of Caen
Coat of arms
Location of Caen
Caen is located in France
Caen
Caen
Caen is located in Normandy
Caen
Caen
Coordinates: 49°10′59″N 0°22′10″W / 49.1831°N 0.3694°W / 49.1831; -0.3694Coordinates: 49°10′59″N 0°22′10″W / 49.1831°N 0.3694°W / 49.1831; -0.3694
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementCaen
IntercommunalityCaen la Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Duron (PS)
Area
1
25.70 km2 (9.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
112,790
 • Density4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Caennais
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14118 /14000, 14300
Elevation2–73 m (6.6–239.5 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. René Lepelley, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de communes de Normandie, P.U.C., Corlet, Caen, Condé-sur-Noireau, 1996.