Colombelles

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Colombelles
Norman tower
Norman tower
Coat of arms of Colombelles
Coat of arms
Colombelles is located in France
Colombelles
Colombelles
Coordinates: 49°12′18″N 0°17′46″W / 49.205°N 0.2961°W / 49.205; -0.2961Coordinates: 49°12′18″N 0°17′46″W / 49.205°N 0.2961°W / 49.205; -0.2961
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Cabourg
Intercommunality Caen la Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Colin Sueur
Area1 7.14 km2 (2.76 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,895
 • Density 830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14167 / 14460
Elevation 2–49 m (6.6–160.8 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

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

It is located on the Canal de Caen à la Mer.

Population[edit]

The population of this sleepy little village mushroomed after Auguste Thyssen bought some land in 1909 and established a steel mill there.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1911 186 —    
1914 178 −4.3%
1921 2,301 +1192.7%
1927 2,556 +11.1%
1932 3,108 +21.6%
1939 3,452 +11.1%
1999 6,235 +80.6%
2008 5,895 −5.5%

International relations[edit]

Colombelles is twinned with Fremington, Devon (UK) since 1983 and with Steinheim am Albuch (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) since 1986 (see that article in German).

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