The church in Carpiquet
|Intercommunality||CU Caen la Mer|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Pascal Sérard|
|5.88 km2 (2.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||380/km2 (990/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||45–74 m (148–243 ft) |
(avg. 64 m or 210 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.|
- the town centre;
- the commercial area along the Ligne de Paris - Caen and Route nationale 13 to the north;
- the Bellevue area to the east;
- the Caen - Carpiquet Airport to the west.
The Carpiquet Airport was one of the objectives of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division during the Normandy Campaign. The village was fought over between June and July 1944 in several battles, notably during the Battle for Caen. It and the airport were finally taken in early July during Operation Windsor.
- Parc Festyland, an amusement park in Carpiquet. The park lies next to the Caen ring road and receives 110,000 visitors per year.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Carpiquet is twinned with:
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