Calvados

French department
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Calvados is a French department in Lower Normandy.

Calvados
Flag of Calvados
Flag
Coat of arms of Calvados
Coat of arms
Location of Calvados in France
Location of Calvados in France
Coordinates: 49°02′N 0°15′E / 49.033°N 0.250°E / 49.033; 0.250Coordinates: 49°02′N 0°15′E / 49.033°N 0.250°E / 49.033; 0.250
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
PrefectureCaen
SubprefecturesBayeux
Lisieux
Vire
Government
 • President of the General CouncilAnne d'Ornano (Miscellaneous Right-wing)
Area
 • Total5,548 km2 (2,142 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total673,667
 • Rank31st
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number14
Arrondissements4
Cantons49
Communes706
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2