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|Intercommunality||Caen la Mer|
|Mayor|| Philippe Duron (PS)|
|Elevation|| 2–73 m (6.6–239.5 ft)|
(avg. 8 m/26 ft)
|Land area1||25.70 km2 (9.92 sq mi)|
|- Density||4,389/km2 (11,370/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14118/ 14000, 14300|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
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).
Caen is twinned with:
- René Lepelley, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de communes de Normandie, P.U.C., Corlet, Caen, Condé-sur-Noireau, 1996.