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Caen
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Coat of arms of Caen
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Coordinates: 49°10′59″N 0°22′10″W / 49.1831°N 0.3694°W / 49.1831; -0.3694Coordinates: 49°10′59″N 0°22′10″W / 49.1831°N 0.3694°W / 49.1831; -0.3694
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Intercommunality Caen la Mer
Area
1
25.70 km2 (9.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
112,790
 • 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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