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Cairon
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Cairon
Location of Cairon
Map
Cairon is located in France
Cairon
Cairon
Cairon is located in Normandy
Cairon
Cairon
Coordinates: 49°14′28″N 0°26′56″W / 49.2411°N 0.4489°W / 49.2411; -0.4489
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementCaen
CantonThue et Mue
IntercommunalityCU Caen la Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Dominique Rouzic[1]
Area
1
5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
2,023
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14123 /14610
Elevation28–72 m (92–236 ft)
(avg. 85 m or 279 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Cairon (French pronunciation: [kɛʁɔ̃] ) is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Geography

The commune of Cairon is situated in Normandy, in Calvados, 5 kilometers to the north-west of Caen.

The Mue river and its tributary the Vey flow through Cairon.

Toponymy

Cairon, Karon in 1077 and Cayron in 1231:[3] the toponym was probably formed from the Gallo-Roman Carius by adding the suffix -onis.[4]

History

During the Invasion of Normandy, Cairon was liberated on 11 June 1944 by the 46th Royal Marine Commando.

The demonym (previously gentilic) is Caironnais.

Population

In 2015, the commune totaled 1,947 inhabitants, a growth of 21% compared to 2010 (Calvados: +1.53%, France outside Mayotte: +2.44%).

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 480—    
1975 664+4.74%
1982 809+2.86%
1990 1,098+3.89%
1999 1,585+4.16%
2007 1,573−0.09%
2012 1,759+2.26%
2017 1,987+2.47%
Source: INSEE[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ Albert Dauzat and Charles Rostaing, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de lieux en France, Paris, Larousse, 1963
  4. ^ René Lepelley, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de communes de Normandie, Condé-sur-Noireau, Éd. Charles Corlet, 1996 (ISBN 2-95480-455-4, notice BnFno FRBNF36174448), p. 83
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE