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Balleroy Castle
Balleroy Castle
Coat of arms of Balleroy
Coat of arms
Balleroy is located in France
Coordinates: 49°10′53″N 0°50′13″W / 49.1814°N 0.8369°W / 49.1814; -0.8369Coordinates: 49°10′53″N 0°50′13″W / 49.1814°N 0.8369°W / 49.1814; -0.8369
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Balleroy
Intercommunality Balleroy Le Molay-Littry
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Denis Legrand
 • Land1 4.23 km2 (1.63 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 770
 • Population2 density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14035 / 14490
Elevation 49–131 m (161–430 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 ft)

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.

Balleroy is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 829 —    
1968 757 −8.7%
1975 712 −5.9%
1982 720 +1.1%
1990 613 −14.9%
1999 786 +28.2%
2008 770 −2.0%

Its inhabitants are called Biardais.


Balleroy is part of the Communauté de communes Intercom Balleroy Le Molay-Littry, which includes 22 communes and has its seat in Le Molay-Littry.

Balleroy is the capital of the canton of Balleroy, which is made up of 22 communes.

Hot air balloons[edit]

Each year a gathering of hot air balloons took place at the Balleroy Castle, the work of François Mansart. This gathering took place for the last time in 1999, when Malcolm Forbes, the chateau's owner, would have celebrated his 80th birthday.

Twin cities and towns[edit]

Source : Conseil général du Calvados.[1] (in French)

See also[edit]