Mézidon-Canon

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Mézidon-Canon
Chateau of Canon
Chateau of Canon
Coat of arms of Mézidon-Canon
Coat of arms
Mézidon-Canon is located in France
Mézidon-Canon
Mézidon-Canon
Coordinates: 49°04′25″N 0°04′12″W / 49.0736°N 0.07°W / 49.0736; -0.07Coordinates: 49°04′25″N 0°04′12″W / 49.0736°N 0.07°W / 49.0736; -0.07
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Mézidon-Canon
Area1 10.92 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,679
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14431 /14270
Elevation 9–72 m (30–236 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Mézidon-Canon is a former commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. On 9 September 1972, Mézidon merged with Canon to create Mézidon-Canon. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Mézidon Vallée d'Auge.[1]

Canon was the site of a fortress built in 1050 by Odo (Eudes) Stigand for William the Bastard, duke of Normandy, Odo was the first baron of Mézidon and founter of the priory of St. Barbara, known as Sainte-Barbe-en-Auge.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 4,391 —    
1968 4,427 +0.8%
1975 4,123 −6.9%
1982 4,571 +10.9%
1990 4,622 +1.1%
1999 4,713 +2.0%
2008 4,679 −0.7%

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  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 16 September 2016 (French)