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Carpiquet is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Caen – Carpiquet Airport is located in Carpiquet.

The church in Carpiquet
The church in Carpiquet
Carpiquet is located in France
Location within Normandy region
Carpiquet is located in Normandy
Coordinates: 49°11′11″N 0°26′36″W / 49.1864°N 0.4433°W / 49.1864; -0.4433Coordinates: 49°11′11″N 0°26′36″W / 49.1864°N 0.4433°W / 49.1864; -0.4433
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Caen-2
Intercommunality CU Caen la Mer
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pascal Sérard
Area1 5.88 km2 (2.27 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,248
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14137 /14650
Elevation 45–74 m (148–243 ft)
(avg. 64 m or 210 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.



Carpiquet is on the western side of the Caen metropolitan area. The town is divided into four distinct areas:


Unidentified Canadian Infantry in a Bombed Out Church in Carpiquet, near Caen, July 12, 1944. Photo: Ken Bell

The Carpiquet Airport was one of the objectives of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division during the Normandy Campaign. The village was fought over between June and July 1944 in several battles, notably during the Battle for Caen. It and the airport were finally taken in early July during Operation Windsor.


Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,129 —    
1968 1,315 +16.5%
1975 1,207 −8.2%
1982 1,650 +36.7%
1990 1,519 −7.9%
1999 1,861 +22.5%
2008 2,248 +20.8%


  • Parc Festyland, an amusement park in Carpiquet. The park lies next to the Caen ring road and receives 110,000 visitors per year.


Chalair Aviation, an airline, has its head office on the grounds of Caen – Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet.[1]

International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Carpiquet is twinned with:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Access Archived 2010-12-21 at the Wayback Machine.." (image). Chalair Aviation. Retrieved on 12 February 2011. "Chalair Aviation Headquarters Aéroport de Caen-Carpiquet 14650 Carpiquet France."
  2. ^ "North Baddesley Twinning Association". Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 2013-07-25.