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Merville-Franceville-Plage is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Merville-Franceville-Plage
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Coat of arms of Merville-Franceville-Plage
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Location of Merville-Franceville-Plage
Merville-Franceville-Plage is located in France
Merville-Franceville-Plage
Merville-Franceville-Plage
Merville-Franceville-Plage is located in Normandy
Merville-Franceville-Plage
Merville-Franceville-Plage
Coordinates: 49°16′39″N 0°12′12″W / 49.277500°N 00.203290°W / 49.277500; -00.203290Coordinates: 49°16′39″N 0°12′12″W / 49.277500°N 00.203290°W / 49.277500; -00.203290
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementLisieux
CantonCabourg
IntercommunalityCampagne et Baie de l'Orne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Olivier Paz
Area
1
10.42 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,218
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14409 /14810
Elevation0–42 m (0–138 ft)
(avg. 14 m or 46 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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GeographyEdit

Merville-Franceville-Plage, more usually called Franceville, is situated on the Côte Fleurie, 6 km from Cabourg and 14 km (8.7 mi) from Caen. Merville Franceville is located on the right/east side of the Baie de l'Orne.

The back country is a plain, favourable to cereal cultivation and dairy cattle.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1962948—    
19681,046+10.3%
19751,184+13.2%
19821,309+10.6%
19901,317+0.6%
19991,521+15.5%
20081,874+23.2%

ClimateEdit

The commune has a maritime climate : Winters are warm and summers rarely suffer from excessive heat.

SightsEdit

TourismEdit

Merville Franceville is attractive for families, thanks to the various beach activities and excursions in the back-country.

This town is famous for being a good spot for kite surfing.

Twin townsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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