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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Ouistreham
Elevation 0–32 m (0–105 ft)
(avg. 12 m or 39 ft*)
Land area1 9.95 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
Population2 9,452  (2012)
 - Density 950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14488/ 14150
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.

Coordinates: 49°09′53″N 0°09′09″W / 49.1648°N 0.1526°W / 49.1648; -0.1526

Ouistreham is a commune in Lower Normandy in the Calvados department in northwestern France.

It is a small port with fishing boats, leisure craft and a ferry-harbour. It serves as the port of the city of Caen.

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