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The Calvados Pays d'Auge is an inter-regional crossroads, characterised by its strategic location in the heart of the "Normandie Métropole" (Caen-Rouen-Le Havre)
Excellent infrastructures and quality of life render the area highly attractive to residents and tourists alike, hence benefiting its eco



TERRITORIAL PERIMETER
In 2009, the Pays d’Auge (1,750 km2) was home to 156,8103 inhabitants throughout 213 communes. 80% of these communes have under 2,000 inhabitants, highlighting the area's rural nature. The largest towns in the Pays d'Auge together with 6 out of 10 of the area's inhabitants are concentrated within the following Communities of Communes: Lisieux – Pays d'Auge, Cœur Côte Fleurie, Pays de Honfleur, Blangy-Pont-l’Evêque Intercom and the Estuaire de la Dives. In 2009, the average population density (89 inhabitants per km2) is lower than the Calvados departmental average of 121 inhabitants per km2. Coastal CDCs - Communities of Communes, (Estuaire de la Dives, Cœur Côte Fleurie, Pays de Honfleur) and Lisieux Pays d'Auge are those with the highest population density (an average of 209 inhabitants per km2 for the former three, 168 for the latter). The demographic weight of areas currently occupied by the Pays d'Auge's Communities of Communes is relatively heterogeneous: Moyaux – Porte du Pays d’Auge (2.7%), Lisieux – Pays d’Auge (24.6%).

GENERAL INFORMATION
5.8% of the population lives within an urban area of over 50,000 inhabitants. The area's residential attractiveness has resulted in strong demographic growth and an increase in the number of main places of residence.
The Pays d'Auge is the gateway to the Normandy region, situated in the very heart of the "Normandie Métropole" triangle comprising Caen, Rouen and Le Havre. It is also ideally located within specific and complementary economic areas. With a direct link to Le Havre via the Pont de Normandie and the A13, the Pays d'Auge is in an advantageous position with regard to the "Port 2000" project.

ECONOMIC INFORMATION
- The area's productive system is characterised by predominant employment in the following branches:
trade, construction, services, hotels and restaurants (essentially due to tourist activity in the north of the Pays d'Auge and
on the coast).
- 6 out of 10 jobs are associated with the tourist industry.
- The coastal fringe reunites 42.6% of total employment from all sectors.
- The area's tourist appeal is also associated with a strong increase in the number of holiday homes.
- The Pays d'Auge welcomes 2 million visitors each year.
- The Lisieux-Pays d'Auge Community of Communes concentrates 24.3% of total employment.
- The remaining 33.1% are further inland, scattered across the following Communities of Communes: COPADOZ (in the
vicinity of Dozulé), Cambremer, Vallée d'Auge, Moyaux- Porte du Pays d’Auge, Trois Rivières and Pays de Livarot together
with the Orbec district (not included in the intercommunal network).

Industry plays a major role, essentially in the centre and the south of the Pays d'Auge (in Glos, Lisieux, Mézidon-Canon and Orbec) where the main industrial employers can be found (Knorr Bremse, Plysorol, Oxford Automotive and Atos). Industrial companies are the area's major employers (the first ten employing between 170 and 400 salaried workers). In 1999, industry in the Pays d'Auge employed 10,249 salaried workers and, in 2002, included 750 establishments, essentially located within the Lisieux-Pays d'Auge Community of Communes (190 businesses) and in the north: Coeur Côte Fleurie (109 businesses) and the Pays de Honfleur (86 businesses).In 2004, there were 51 business parks covering a surface area of 1,080ha.




  • PAYS D'AUGE
  • GRANDS AXES ROUTIERS DU PAYS D'AUGE
  • Chaumière normande
  • Vieux bassin d'Honfleur
  • Basilique de Lisieux