La Caine

Coordinates: 49°02′07″N 0°31′08″W / 49.0353°N 0.5189°W / 49.0353; -0.5189
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La Caine
The crossroads of La Caine
The crossroads of La Caine
Location of La Caine
La Caine is located in France
La Caine
La Caine
La Caine is located in Normandy
La Caine
La Caine
Coordinates: 49°02′07″N 0°31′08″W / 49.0353°N 0.5189°W / 49.0353; -0.5189
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Yannick Leguiriec[1]
2.41 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14122 /14210
Elevation114–193 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.

La Caine (French pronunciation: [la kɛn] ) is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in north-western France.


A nunnery was founded at La Caine, probably in 1066.[3]

World War II[edit]

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]


La Caine is about 12 miles southwest of Caen. The municipality is adjacent to Préaux-Bocage in the north, Montillières-sur-Orne in the northeast and east, Ouffières in the southeast, Thury-Harcourt-le-Hom in the south and Montigny in the west.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 65—    
1975 81+3.19%
1982 60−4.20%
1990 97+6.19%
1999 93−0.47%
2009 106+1.32%
2014 139+5.57%
2020 158+2.16%
Source: INSEE[4]


The Notre Dame church in the centre of La Caine.

La Caine has a small Roman Catholic church, the L'église Notre-Dame.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French)., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ Hicks, Leonie V (2007). Religious Life in Normandy, 1050-1300: Space, Gender, and Social Pressure. Boydell Press. p. 7. ISBN 9781843833291.
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ "Eglise LA CAINE : Normandy Tourism".