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Key facts - Calvados in close-up

   Population :
 

Calvados key facts 687,348 inhabitants
(January 1st 2009 - Insee January 2011)

Since 1999, the population of Calvados has increased by 0.5% per year and accounts for 97% of the population growth in Lower Normandy. Calvados is the youngest department of Lower Normandy : more than 25% of the population is under 20 years old. 12.2 ‰ birth rate in 2009 (11.4‰ in Lower Normandy).

 Geography :


5,548 sq. km, i.e. 122.26 inhabitants per sq.km
(average in mainland France : 108 / sq. km )
Highest point : Mount Pinçon ( 365 m)
Length of coastline : 120 km
Woodland : 48,650 hectares

 Calvados is also :


49 cantons and 705 municipalities (communes), including 232 in predominantly rural areas.
21 towns and villages are located in the Cotentin and Bessin Wetlands National Park, which includes more than 18 hectares in Calvados.
3 nature reserves (1,912 hectares).
8 conservation areas.

12 main economic centres :
  • Caen la mer urban area (29 municipalities) : 217,253 inhabitants. The city of Caen itself, capital of Lower Normandy, has a population of 109,312
  • Bayeux : 13,348 inhabitants
  • Cabourg / Dives sur mer : 9,940 inhabitants
  • Condé sur Noireau : 5,529 inhabitants
  • Deauville / Trouville : 8,751 inhabitants
  • Falaise : 8,333 inhabitants
  • Honfleur : 8,163 inhabitants
  • Lisieux : 21,826 inhabitants
  • Pont-L’Evêque : 4,261 inhabitants
  • Saint-Pierre sur Dives / Mézidon Canon : 8,521 inhabitants
  • Villers Bocage : 2,994 inhabitants
  • Vire : 12,183 inhabitants
(Insee 2012)


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Calvados Stratégie
Espace Gardin
40 avenue de l'hippodrome
14000 Caen
Tel : +33 2 31 15 62 70

Calvados Strategie - Comité d'expansion économique du Calvados - Caen - Normandie - Tél. +33 2 31 15 62 70


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