|Intercommunality||CU Caen la Mer|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Claude Yver|
|5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)|
|• Density||270/km2 (690/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||28–72 m (92–236 ft) |
(avg. 85 m or 279 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.|
The commune of Cairon is situated in Normandy, in Calvados, 5 kilometers to the north-west of Caen.
The Mue river and its tributary the Vey flow through Cairon.
The demonym (previously gentilic) is Caironnais.
The change in the number of inhabitants is known through a census, taken in the commune since 1793. As of 2006, the recorded population of towns has been published yearly by INSEE. The census is now based on the annual collection of information, successively covering all municipal territories over a period of five years. For towns with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, a census survey of the entire population is done every five years, while the populations of the years in between are estimated by interpolation or extrapolation. For Cairon, the first comprehensive census within the framework of this new system was carried out in 2008.
In 2015, the commune totaled 1,947 inhabitants, a growth of 20.84% compared to 2010 (Calvados: +1.53%, France outside Mayotte: +2.44%).
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