La Caine

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La Caine
La Caine is located in France
La Caine
La Caine
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Évrecy
Intercommunality Évrecy-Orne-Odon
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Leroux
Area1 2.41 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 101
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14122 / 14210
Elevation 114–193 m (374–633 ft)
(avg. 176 m or 577 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.

La Caine is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in north-western France.


World War II

Following the Allied Normandy Landings, the headquarters of Panzer Group West was established in the Chateau at La Caine. The headquarters' new location was revealed to the British intelligence by Ultra's deciphering of German signals traffic. On 10 June 1944, aircraft of the RAF's Second Tactical Air Force bombed the village killing the German chief of staff and many other personnel. German communications equipment and vehicles were also destroyed.[1]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 68 —    
1968 65 −4.4%
1975 81 +24.6%
1982 60 −25.9%
1990 97 +61.7%
1999 93 −4.1%
2008 101 +8.6%

See also