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Calvados
Coat of Arms of Calvados
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Information
Number 14
Region Basse-Normandie
Prefecture Caen
Subprefectures Bayeux
Lisieux
Vire
Population
 -1999
 -Density
Ranked 31st
648,385
117/km²
Area 5548 km²
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 49
Communes 705
President of the
General Council
Anne d'Ornano
UDF
Location

The French département of Calvados forms part of the région of Basse-Normandie in Normandy. It takes its name from a cluster of rocks off the coast. Image File history File links Blason 14 Calvados Dessiner par MG REDIRECT en:GNU Free Documentation License Blasons de France File links The following pages link to this file: Calvados ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Capital Caen Land area¹ 17,589 km² Regional President Philippe Duron (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... Location within France Hôtel dEscoville, 16th century, Caen Anonymous pen-and-ink birds-eye view of the fortifications of Caen (Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris) South Wall of the Castle, a huge fortress in the center of the city Town Hall of Caen Caen train station. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Bayeux (pronounced ) is a small town and commune in the Calvados département, in Normandy, northwestern France. ... Lisieux is a commune of the Calvados département, in the Lower Normandy région, in France. ... Vire is a commune and a canton of the département of Calvados, in the Basse-Normandie région, in France. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Categories: Lists of subnational entities ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... Arrondissements of the Calvados département In France, the chief town of an arrondissement is known as the sous-préfecture. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 49 cantons of the Calvados département, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement of Bayeux (6 cantons - sous-préfecture: Bayeux) : canton of Balleroy - canton of Bayeux - canton of Caumont-lÉventé - canton of Isigny-sur-Mer - canton of Ryes - canton of Tr... The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... The following is a list of the 705 communes of the Calvados département in France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... The Union for French Democracy, also known by its French acronym UDF (Union pour la Démocratie Française), is a French center-right political party. ... Image File history File links Credit(s): fr:Utilisateur:Rinaldum Source: french wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Calvados is an apple brandy from the French région of Lower Normandy. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Capital Caen Land area¹ 17,589 km² Regional President Philippe Duron (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... Mont Saint Michel, one of the famous symbols of Normandy. ...

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History

Calvados was one of the original 83 départements created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Normandie. Liberty Leading the People, a painting by Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830 but which has come to be generally accepted as symbolic of French popular uprisings against the monarchy in general and the French Revolution in particular. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Kingdom of France was organized into provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département system superseded provinces. ... Mont Saint Michel, one of the famous symbols of Normandy. ...


D-Day landings took place on the beaches of Baie de Seine on June 6, 1944. Combatants Allied Powers Nazi Germany Commanders Dwight D. Eisenhower (Supreme Allied Commander) Bernard Montgomery (land) Bertram Ramsay (sea) Trafford Leigh-Mallory (air) Gerd von Rundstedt (OB WEST) Erwin Rommel (Heeresgruppe B) Strength 326,000 (by June 11) Unknown Casualties 53,700 dead, 18,000 missing, 155,000 wounded About 200... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ...


Geography

Calvados is surrounded by the départements of Seine-Maritime, Eure, Orne, and Manche. On the north is the Baie de la Seine, part of the English Channel, and on the east the Seine River forms the boundary with Seine-Maritime. Seine-Maritime is a French département in Normandy. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ... Orne is a département in the northwest of France named after the Orne River. ... Manche is a French département in Normandy named after La Manche (the sleeve), which is the French name of the English Channel. ... Satellite view of the English Channel Map of the English Channel The English Channel (French: La Manche (IPA: ) is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. ... The Seine (pronounced in French) is a major river of north-western France, and one of its commercial waterways. ...


It includes the Bessin area, the Pays d'Auge, and the area known as the Suisse normande ("Norman Switzerland") from the cragginess of its landscape. The Bessin is an area in Normandy, France, corresponding to the territory of the Bajocasse tribe of Celts who also gave their name to the city of Bayeux, central town of the Bessin. ... The Pays dAuge is an area in Normandy, straddling the départements of Calvados and Orne (plus a small part of the territory of Eure). ...


Other towns include: Deauville and the formerly elegant 19th-century casino resorts of the coast. Deauville is a commune of the Calvados département, in the Basse-Normandie région, in France. ... The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. ...


Economy

Agriculture dominates the economy of Calvados. Products include butter, cheese, cider, and the apple-based spirit which shares its name (see Calvados (spirit)). Butter is commonly sold in sticks (pictured) or small blocks, and often served using a butterknife. ... Cheese is a food made from the curdled milk of cows, goats, sheep, buffalo or other mammals. ... A pint of cider. ... Species Malus domestica Malus sieversii Apple is the fruit (pome) of the genus Malus belonging to the family Rosaceae, and is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. ... Bottles of cachaça, a Brazilian alcoholic beverage. ... Calvados is an apple brandy from the French région of Lower Normandy. ...


Demographics

The inhabitants of the département are called Calvadosiens.


Culture

The Bayeux Tapestry stems from Bayeux and makes the city one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Normandy. The Bayeux Tapestry (French: Tapisserie de Bayeux) is a 50 cm by 70 m (20in by 230ft) long embroidered cloth which depicts scenes commemorating the Battle of Hastings in 1066, with annotations in Latin. ... Bayeux (pronounced ) is a small town and commune in the Calvados département, in Normandy, northwestern France. ...


Juno Beach Centre at Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados, commemorates the D-Day landing of the Canadian liberation forces at Juno Beach during World War II in 1944. The Juno Beach Centre or, in French, Centre Juno Beach, is a museum located in Courseulles-sur-Mer in the Calvados region of Normandy, France. ... Courseulles-sur-Mer is a commune of the Calvados département, in the Basse-Normandie région, in France. ... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... Combatants Canada Germany Commanders Major-General R.F.L. Keller, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, Lieutenant-General H.D.G. Crerar, 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade Generalleutnant Wilhelm Richter, German 716th Static Infantry Division Strength 15,000 Unknown Casualties 574 dead, 340 wounded Unknown German defense at Juno Beach. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II...


The cult of Thérèse de Lisieux brings large numbers of people on pilgrimage to Lisieux. In traditional usage, the cult of a religion, quite apart from its sacred writings (scriptures), its theology or myths, or the personal faith of its believers, is the totality of external religious practice and observance, the neglect of which is the definition of impiety. ... For other people known as Saint Therese, see Teresa Saint Thérèse de Lisieux (January 2, 1873 – September 30, 1897), or more properly Sainte Thérèse de lEnfant-Jésus et de la Sainte Face (Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy... A pilgrimage is a term primarily used in religion and spirituality of a long journey or search of great moral significance. ... Lisieux is a commune of the Calvados département, in the Lower Normandy région, in France. ...


See also

carlota is one sexy beaaassstt!! The following is a list of the 49 cantons of the Calvados département, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement of Bayeux (6 cantons - sous-préfecture: Bayeux) : canton of Balleroy - canton of Bayeux - canton of Caumont-lÉventé - canton of Isigny-sur-Mer - canton of Ryes - canton of Tr... The following is a list of the 705 communes of the Calvados département in France. ... Arrondissements of the Calvados département In France, the chief town of an arrondissement is known as the sous-préfecture. ...


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The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Préfecture building of the Ain département, in Bourg-en-Bresse Ain is a département named after the Ain River on the eastern edge of France bordering Switzerland. ... Aisne is a département in the northern part of France named after the Aisne River. ... Allier is a département in south-central France named after the Allier River. ... Alpes_de_Haute_Provence is a French département in the south of France, it was formerly part of the province of Provence. ... Hautes-Alpes is a département in southeastern France named after the Alps mountain range. ... Alpes_Maritimes is a département in the extreme southeast corner of France. ... Ardèche is a département in south-central France named after the Ardèche River. ... Ardennes is a département in the northeast of France named after the Ardennes area. ... Ariège is a département in southwestern France named after the Ariège River. ... Aube is a département in the northeastern part of France named after the Aube River. ... Aude is a département in south-central France named after the Aude River. ... Aveyron is a département in southern France named after the Aveyron River. ... Bouches-du-Rhône is a département in the south of France named after the mouth of the Rhône River. ... Cantal is a département in south-central France. ... Charente is a département in central France named after the Charente River. ... Charente-Maritime is a département on the west coast of France named after the Charente River. ... Cher is a département in the center of France. ... Corrèze is a département in the center of France, named after the Corrèze River. ... Corse-du-Sud is a French département. ... Haute-Corse is a French département. ... For other uses, see Côte dOr (disambiguation). ... Côtes-dArmor (French) / Aodoù-an-Arvor (Breton) is a département in the north of Brittany, in northwestern France. ... Creuse is a département in central France named after the Creuse River. ... Dordogne is a département in central France named after the Dordogne River. ... Doubs is a département in eastern France named after the Doubs River. ... Drôme is a département in southeastern France named after the Drôme River. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ... Eure-et-Loir is a French département, named after the Eure and Loir rivers. ... Finistère (Penn-ar-Bed in Breton) is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French). ... Gard is a département located in le midi, the south of France, named after the river Gardon (or Gard). ... Haute-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Garonne river. ... Gers is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gers River. ... Gironde is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gironde Estuary. ... Hérault is a département in the southwest of France named after the Hérault River. ... Ille-et-Vilaine is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French) in the northwest corner of France. ... Indre is a département in the center of France named after the Indre River. ... Indre-et-Loire is a département in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers. ... Isère is a département in the east of France named after the Isère River. ... Jura is a department in the east of France named after the Jura mountains (not be confused with the Swiss canton of Jura). ... Landes is a département in southern France. ... Loir-et-Cher is a département in north-central France named after its two principal rivers. ... Loire is a département in the east-central part of France occupying the Loire Rivers upper reaches. ... Haute-Loire is a département in south-central France named after the Loire River. ... Loire-Atlantique (formerly Loire-Inférieure) is a département on the west coast of France named after the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Loiret is a département in north-central France named after the Loiret River. ... Lot is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot River. ... Lot-et-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers. ... Lozère is a département in southeast France near the Massif Central. ... Maine-et-Loire is a département in west-central France. ... Manche is a French département in Normandy named after La Manche (the sleeve), which is the French name of the English Channel. ... Marne is a département in northeastern France named after the Marne River which flows through the département. ... Haute-Marne is a département in the northeast of France named after the Marne River. ... Mayenne is a département in northwest France named after the Mayenne River. ... Meurthe-et-Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Meurthe and Moselle rivers. ... Meuse is a département in northeast France, named after the Meuse River. ... Morbihan is a département in the northwest of France named after the Morbihan (small sea in Breton), the enclosed sea that is the principal feature of the coastline. ... Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Moselle River. ... Nièvre is a département in the center of France named after the Nièvre River. ... Extent of Flemish in the Arrondissement of Dunkirk, 1874 and 1972 Nord (French: North) is a département in the north of France. ... Oise is a département in the north of France named after the Oise River. ... Orne is a département in the northwest of France named after the Orne River. ... Pas-de-Calais is a département in northern France named after the strait which it borders. ... Building of the Conseil Général of the Puy-de-Dôme département, in Clermont-Ferrand Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Puy-de-Dôme Puy-de-Dôme is a département. ... Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Gascon: Pirenèus-Atlantics; Basque: Pirinio-Atlantiarrak or Pirinio-Atlantikoak) is a département in the southwest of France which takes its name from the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Hautes-Pyrénées is a département in southwestern France. ... Pyrénées-Orientales (Eastern Pyrenees, Catalan: Pirineus Orientals) is a département of southern France adjacent to the northern Spanish frontier and the Mediterranean Sea. ... History The département was created on March 4, 1790, during the French Revolution. ... Haut-Rhin is a French département, named after the Rhine river. ... Rhône is a French département located in the central Eastern région of Rhône-Alpes. ... Haute-Saône is a French département, named after the Saône River. ... Saône-et-Loire is a French département, named after the Saône and the Loire rivers between which it lies. ... Sarthe is a French département, named after the Sarthe River. ... Savoie is a French département located in the Alps. ... Haute-Savoie is a French département, named after the Alps mountain range. ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). ... Seine-Maritime is a French département in Normandy. ... Seine-et-Marne is a French département, named after the Seine and the Marne rivers, and located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Yvelines is a French département in the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... Deux-Sèvres is a French département. ... Somme is a French département, named after the Somme River, located in the north of France. ... For other uses, see Tarn (disambiguation). ... Tarn-et-Garonne is a French département in the southwest of France. ... Var is a département of southern France. ... The Vaucluse is a département in the southeast of France. ... Vendée is a département in west central France, on the Atlantics Bay of Biscay. ... This article is about the French département. ... Haute-Vienne is a French département named after the Vienne River. ... Vosges is a French département, named after the Vosges mountain range. ... Yonne is a French département named after the Yonne River. ... The Territoire de Belfort is a département in the Franche-Comté région of eastern France. ... The French département of Essonne is part of the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... Hauts-de-Seine is a département in France. ... Seine-Saint-Denis is a French département located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Val-de-Marne is a French département, named after the Marne River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Val-dOise is a French département named after the Oise River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ...

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Calvados - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (286 words)
Calvados was one of the original 83 départements created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790.
Calvados is surrounded by the départements of Seine-Maritime, Eure, Orne, and Manche.
On the north is the Baie de la Seine, part of the English Channel, and on the east the Seine River forms the boundary with Seine-Maritime.
Calvados - definition of Calvados in Encyclopedia (267 words)
Calvados was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790.
Calvados is surrounded by the departments of Seine-Maritime, Eure, Orne, and Manche.
On the north is the Baie de Seine, part of the English Channel, and on the east the Seine River forms the boundary with Seine-Maritime.
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