Blainville-sur-Orne

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Blainville-sur-Orne
Commune
The church in Blainville-sur-Orne
The church in Blainville-sur-Orne
Coat of arms of Blainville-sur-Orne
Coat of arms
Blainville-sur-Orne is located in France
Blainville-sur-Orne
Blainville-sur-Orne
Location within Normandy region
Blainville-sur-Orne is located in Normandy
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 Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Ouistreham
Intercommunality Caen la Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Daniel Françoise
Area1 7.11 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 6,002
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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 Normandy 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.

Geography[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793210—    
1800299+42.4%
1806325+8.7%
1821382+17.5%
1831351−8.1%
1836359+2.3%
1841353−1.7%
1846389+10.2%
1851357−8.2%
1856362+1.4%
1861381+5.2%
1866388+1.8%
1872351−9.5%
1876350−0.3%
1881307−12.3%
1886297−3.3%
1891282−5.1%
1896245−13.1%
1901235−4.1%
1906239+1.7%
1911231−3.3%
1921960+315.6%
19261,189+23.9%
19311,206+1.4%
1936579−52.0%
19461,573+171.7%
19542,079+32.2%
19622,119+1.9%
19682,735+29.1%
19752,519−7.9%
19824,390+74.3%
19904,341−1.1%
19994,387+1.1%
20086,002+36.8%

Twin towns[edit]

Blainville-sur-Orne is twinned with:

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