part of Mézidon Vallée d'Auge
Chateau of Canon
|Commune||Mézidon Vallée d'Auge|
|10.92 km2 (4.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.
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.
- Arrêté préfectoral 16 September 2016 (in French)
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