Ouistreham

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Ouistreham
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Ouistreham is located in France
Ouistreham
Ouistreham
Location within Normandy region
Ouistreham is located in Normandy
Ouistreham
Ouistreham
Coordinates: 49°09′53″N 0°09′09″W / 49.1648°N 0.1526°W / 49.1648; -0.1526Coordinates: 49°09′53″N 0°09′09″W / 49.1648°N 0.1526°W / 49.1648; -0.1526
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementCaen
CantonOuistreham
Area
1
9.95 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)2
9,452
 • Density950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14488 /14150
Elevation0–32 m (0–105 ft)
(avg. 12 m or 39 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.

Ouistreham is a commune in Lower Normandy in the Calvados department in northwestern France.

It is a small port with fishing boats, leisure craft and a ferry-harbour. It serves as the port of the city of Caen.