Colombelles

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Colombelles
Commune
Norman tower
Norman tower
Coat of arms of Colombelles
Coat of arms
Colombelles is located in France
Colombelles
Colombelles
Location within Normandy region
Colombelles is located in Normandy
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 Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Hérouville-Saint-Clair
Intercommunality CU 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)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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 Normandy 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 August Thyssen bought some land in 1909 and established a steel mill there.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1911186—    
1914178−4.3%
19212,301+1192.7%
19272,556+11.1%
19323,108+21.6%
19393,452+11.1%
19996,235+80.6%
20085,895−5.5%

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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