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Chateau Les Bruyères
Chateau Les Bruyères
Coat of arms of Cambremer
Coat of arms
Cambremer is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Cambremer
Intercommunality Cambremer
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Bosshard
Area1 23.57 km2 (9.10 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,096
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14126 / 14340
Elevation 34–162 m (112–531 ft)
(avg. 96 m or 315 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.

Cambremer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. Cambremer is located in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, between Lisieux and Caen.


We do not know the exact etymology of the name of the town. The village is mentioned, however, from the seventh century under the Latinized form of Cambrimaro.

The second element is probably the Germanic meaning lake or pond (see Old English meri: lake, pond, now in place names -Mère). Common in the north of France (see Mortemer ).


In 1972, the commune of Grandouet in the canton of Cambremer and those of Saint-Aubin-sur-Algot and Saint-Pair-du-Mont, in the township of Mézidon-Canon, are incorporated in Cambremer.


Weapons Cambremer The arms of the town of Cambremer emblazon well: Gules the two-headed eagle displayed gold.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,191 —    
1968 1,068 −10.3%
1975 936 −12.4%
1982 915 −2.2%
1990 1,006 +9.9%
1999 1,092 +8.5%
2008 1,096 +0.4%

See also