Hérouville-Saint-Clair

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Hérouville-Saint-Clair
La place fontaine vue passerelle Hérouville.jpg
Hérouville-Saint-Clair is located in France
Hérouville-Saint-Clair
Hérouville-Saint-Clair
Coordinates: 49°12′16″N 0°19′31″W / 49.2044°N 0.3253°W / 49.2044; -0.3253Coordinates: 49°12′16″N 0°19′31″W / 49.2044°N 0.3253°W / 49.2044; -0.3253
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Hérouville-Saint-Clair and Caen-Hérouville
Intercommunality Caen la Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Rodolphe Thomas
Area1 10.64 km2 (4.11 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 21,411
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14327 /14200
Elevation 1–70 m (3.3–229.7 ft)
(avg. 34.5 m or 113 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.

Hérouville-Saint-Clair is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

It is a suburb of the city of Caen, and lies adjacent to it in a northeasterly direction, along the west side of the Canal de Caen à la Mer. Its inhabitants are called Hérouvillais.

Just across the canal from Hérouville is a Renault Trucks manufacturing plant, which is situated between the canal and the Orne River. Just east of the river is the town of Colombelles.

Hérouville was the commune name until 1957.

Population[edit]

Hérouville-Saint-Clair experienced a very fast development which made it the most populous suburb of Caen. A simple village at the beginning of 1960, the commune passed from fewer than 2,000 inhabitants to almost 25,000 in less than fifteen years. This figure has varied little since 1975.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 553 —    
1800 465 −15.9%
1806 560 +20.4%
1821 621 +10.9%
1831 591 −4.8%
1836 636 +7.6%
1841 662 +4.1%
1846 618 −6.6%
1851 569 −7.9%
1856 630 +10.7%
1861 559 −11.3%
1866 591 +5.7%
1872 596 +0.8%
1876 595 −0.2%
1881 511 −14.1%
1886 560 +9.6%
1891 630 +12.5%
1896 608 −3.5%
1901 658 +8.2%
1906 629 −4.4%
1911 563 −10.5%
1921 672 +19.4%
1926 864 +28.6%
1931 939 +8.7%
1936 896 −4.6%
1946 957 +6.8%
1954 1,358 +41.9%
1962 1,784 +31.4%
1968 9,041 +406.8%
1975 23,712 +162.3%
1982 24,298 +2.5%
1990 24,795 +2.0%
1999 23,992 −3.2%
2008 22,267 −7.2%
2012 21,411 −3.8%

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