Colombelles

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Colombelles
Norman tower
Norman tower
Coat of arms of Colombelles
Coat of arms
Location of Colombelles
Colombelles is located in France
Colombelles
Colombelles
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
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementCaen
CantonHérouville-Saint-Clair
IntercommunalityCU Caen la Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Colin Sueur
Area
1
7.14 km2 (2.76 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,838
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14167 /14460
Elevation2–49 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.

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).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.