Fontaine-Henry

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Fontaine-Henry
Chateau
Chateau
Fontaine-Henry is located in France
Fontaine-Henry
Fontaine-Henry
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Creully
Intercommunality Orival
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Caillère
Area1 5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 476
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14275 / 14610
Elevation 7–58 m (23–190 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.

Fontaine-Henry is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northern France.

The commune is known for its chateau, rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries on the foundations of an earlier fortress built by Guillaume de Tilly, sieur de Fontaine-Henry, named in honour of his cousin Henry II of England. The château is still lived in by the descendents of its early owners, the comte and comtesse de Olliamson.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 341 —    
1968 370 +8.5%
1975 364 −1.6%
1982 348 −4.4%
1990 448 +28.7%
1999 517 +15.4%
2008 476 −7.9%

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