Blainville-sur-Orne

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Blainville-sur-Orne
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Coat of arms of Blainville-sur-Orne
Coat of arms
Blainville-sur-Orne is located in France
Blainville-sur-Orne
Blainville-sur-Orne
Coordinates: 49°13′47″N 0°17′56″W / 49.2297°N 0.2989°W / 49.2297; -0.2989Coordinates: 49°13′47″N 0°17′56″W / 49.2297°N 0.2989°W / 49.2297; -0.2989
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Ouistreham
Intercommunality Caen la Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Françoise
Area1 7.11 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 6,002
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14076 / 14550
Elevation 0–36 m (0–118 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

Blainville-sur-Orne is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

Blainville-sur-Orne is on the west side of the Canal de Caen à la Mer, just south of Bénouville and the famous Pegasus Bridge of D-Day fame. The town is also home to a Renault Trucks (formerly Saviem) manufacturing plant. The plant is across the canal to the southeast, between the canal and the Orne River. Just across the river from the plant is the commune of Colombelles. Directly across the canal from Blainville-sur-Orne is the fourth commercial French port for the importation of exotic wood, generally coming from the Gulf of Guinea. The port also exports cereals that are produced in the area and has a silo capacity of 33,000 tons.

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 210 —    
1800 299 +42.4%
1806 325 +8.7%
1821 382 +17.5%
1831 351 −8.1%
1836 359 +2.3%
1841 353 −1.7%
1846 389 +10.2%
1851 357 −8.2%
1856 362 +1.4%
1861 381 +5.2%
1866 388 +1.8%
1872 351 −9.5%
1876 350 −0.3%
1881 307 −12.3%
1886 297 −3.3%
1891 282 −5.1%
1896 245 −13.1%
1901 235 −4.1%
1906 239 +1.7%
1911 231 −3.3%
1921 960 +315.6%
1926 1,189 +23.9%
1931 1,206 +1.4%
1936 579 −52.0%
1946 1,573 +171.7%
1954 2,079 +32.2%
1962 2,119 +1.9%
1968 2,735 +29.1%
1975 2,519 −7.9%
1982 4,390 +74.3%
1990 4,341 −1.1%
1999 4,387 +1.1%
2008 6,002 +36.8%

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