La Caine

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La Caine
The crossroads of La Caine
The crossroads of La Caine
Location of La Caine
La Caine is located in France
La Caine
La Caine
La Caine is located in Normandy
La Caine
La Caine
Coordinates: 49°02′07″N 0°31′08″W / 49.0353°N 0.5189°W / 49.0353; -0.5189Coordinates: 49°02′07″N 0°31′08″W / 49.0353°N 0.5189°W / 49.0353; -0.5189
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementCaen
CantonÉvrecy
IntercommunalityÉvrecy-Orne-Odon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Leroux
Area
1
2.41 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
101
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14122 /14210
Elevation114–193 m (374–633 ft)
(avg. 176 m or 577 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.

La Caine is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in north-western France.

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

Following the Allied Normandy Landings, the headquarters of Panzer Group West was established in the Chateau at La Caine. The headquarters' new location was revealed to the British intelligence by Ultra's deciphering of German signals traffic. On 10 June 1944, aircraft of the RAF's Second Tactical Air Force bombed the village killing the German chief of staff and many other personnel. German communications equipment and vehicles were also destroyed.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
196268—    
196865−4.4%
197581+24.6%
198260−25.9%
199097+61.7%
199993−4.1%
2008101+8.6%

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