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Orne estuary
Orne estuary
Coat of arms of Sallenelles
Coat of arms
Sallenelles is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Cabourg
Intercommunality Campagne et Baie de L'Orne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Greffin
Area1 1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 272
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14665 / 14121
Elevation 0–40 m (0–131 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Sallenelles is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 257 —    
1968 306 +19.1%
1975 314 +2.6%
1982 290 −7.6%
1990 240 −17.2%
1999 293 +22.1%
2008 272 −7.2%


Most visitors to Sallenelles come to see the Orne estuary, to walk, cycle, or hunt the local water-fowl, or the Maison de la Nature, a permanent exhibition on the local ecosystem. World War II veterans come to see the memorial to the Belgian Brigade Piron which liberated the village in 1944.


Sallenelles is on the D514 between Ranville and Merville-Franceville-Plage. There is also a road to Amfreville. The Bus Verts line 20 has some services that stop at Sallenelles.

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