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Ouistreham
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Coat of arms of Ouistreham
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Ouistreham
Area
1
9.95 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
9,452
 • Density 949.9/km2 (2,460.4/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14488 /14150
Elevation 0–32 m (0–105 ft)
(avg. 12 m or 39 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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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