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Coat of arms of Caen
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Caen is located in France
Location in France
Caen is located in Normandy
Location in Normandy
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Intercommunality Caen la Mer
25.70 km2 (9.92 sq mi)
 • Density 4,388.7/km2 (11,366.7/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Caennais
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14118 /14000, 14300
Elevation 2–73 m (6.6–239.5 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Caen ( pronounced can (/kɑ̃/); in other words, the e is not pronounced) is a city in France. It is the capital city of Basse-Normandie and Calvados. The river Orne flows through it. Today, about 110,000 people live there (intra muros, inside the city); the urban area has about 370,000 people. The city has a very long history; the name probably has Gaulish origins (from cato Military activity; and mago field; probably something like place where the troops exercised). A campus of the École de management de Normandie is located in the city.

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