Calvados

Calvados

Details
Information
Number14
RegionBasse-Normandie
PrefectureCaen
SubprefecturesBayeux
Lisieux
Vire
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 31st
648,385
117 /km²
Area5,548 km²
Arrondissementss4
Cantons49
Communes705
President of the
general council
XX
Location

This article is about the French département. See also: Calvados, a French apple brandy.

The French département of Calvados is in the région of Basse-Normandie.

Table of contents
1 Administration
2 History
3 Geography
4 Economy
5 Demographics
6 Culture
7 Miscellaneous topics
8 External link

Administration

History

The beaches on Baie de Seine were the scene of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.

Geography

Calvados is bounded on the north by the Baie de Seine, on the east by the River Seine, on the south by the département'\' of Orne, and on the west by the département'' of Manche.

Other towns include: Deauville.

See also: List of the communes of the Calvados département

Economy

Most of Calvados is agricultural. Products include butter, cheese, cider, and the apple-based spirit which shares its name (see Calvados (spirit)).

Demographics

Culture

Bayeux is noted for the Bayeux Tapestry.

Juno Beach Centre at Courseulles-Sur-Mer, Calvados commemorates the D-Day landing of the Canadian liberation forces at Juno Beach during the Battle of Normandy in World War II.

Miscellaneous topics

External link


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