Merville-Franceville-Plage

Merville-Franceville-Plage (French pronunciation: [mɛʁvil fʁɑ̃svil plaʒ] (listen)) 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
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
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Olivier Paz[1]
Area
1
10.42 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
2,186
 • Density210/km2 (540/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.

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

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 1,046—    
1975 1,184+1.79%
1982 1,309+1.44%
1990 1,317+0.08%
1999 1,521+1.61%
2007 1,753+1.79%
2012 2,196+4.61%
2017 2,169−0.25%
Source: INSEE[3]

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. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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