Cambremer

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Cambremer
Chateau Les Bruyères
Chateau Les Bruyères
Coat of arms of Cambremer
Coat of arms
Location of Cambremer
Cambremer is located in France
Cambremer
Cambremer
Cambremer is located in Normandy
Cambremer
Cambremer
Coordinates: 49°09′10″N 0°02′54″E / 49.1528°N 0.0483°E / 49.1528; 0.0483Coordinates: 49°09′10″N 0°02′54″E / 49.1528°N 0.0483°E / 49.1528; 0.0483
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementLisieux
CantonMézidon-Canon
IntercommunalityCA Lisieux Normandie
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Annick Sevestre
Area
1
27.05 km2 (10.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,187
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14126 /14340
Elevation20–162 m (66–531 ft)
(avg. 96 m or 315 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Cambremer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Cambremer is located in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, between Lisieux and Caen.

Etymology[edit]

We do not know the exact etymology of the name of the town. The village is mentioned, however, from the seventh century under the Latinized form of Cambrimaro.

The second element is probably the Germanic meaning lake or pond (see Old English meri: lake, pond, now in place names -Mère). Common in the north of France (see Mortemer ).

History[edit]

In 1972, the commune of Grandouet in the canton of Cambremer and those of Saint-Aubin-sur-Algot and Saint-Pair-du-Mont, in the township of Mézidon-Canon, were incorporated in Cambremer. On 1 January 2019, the former commune of Saint-Laurent-du-Mont was merged into Cambremer.[2]

Heraldry[edit]

The arms of the town of Cambremer are: Gules the two-headed eagle displayed gold.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,191—    
19681,068−10.3%
1975936−12.4%
1982915−2.2%
19901,006+9.9%
19991,092+8.5%
20081,096+0.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 24 September 2018, p. 119 (in French)