Sallenelles

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Sallenelles
Orne estuary
Orne estuary
Coat of arms of Sallenelles
Coat of arms
Sallenelles is located in France
Sallenelles
Sallenelles
Coordinates: 49°15′50″N 0°13′41″W / 49.2639°N 0.2281°W / 49.2639; -0.2281Coordinates: 49°15′50″N 0°13′41″W / 49.2639°N 0.2281°W / 49.2639; -0.2281
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Cabourg
Intercommunality Campagne et Baie de L'Orne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Greffin
Area
 • Land1 1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 272
 • Population2 density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14665 / 14121
Elevation 0–40 m (0–131 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

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

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 257 —    
1968 306 +19.1%
1975 314 +2.6%
1982 290 −7.6%
1990 240 −17.2%
1999 293 +22.1%
2008 272 −7.2%

Tourism[edit]

Most visitors to Sallenelles come to see the Orne estuary, to walk, cycle, or hunt the local water-fowl, or the Maison de la Nature, a permanent exhibition on the local ecosystem. World War II veterans come to see the memorial to the Belgian Brigade Piron which liberated the village in 1944.

Transportation[edit]

Sallenelles is on the D514 between Ranville and Merville-Franceville-Plage. There is also a road to Amfreville. The Bus Verts line 20 has some services that stop at Sallenelles.

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