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Domfront, Orne

The city hall
The city hall
Coat of arms of Domfront
Coat of arms
Domfront is located in France
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Alençon
Canton Domfront (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Domfrontais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Didier Leduc
Area1 35.54 km2 (13.72 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,976
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61145 / 61700
Elevation 117–256 m (384–840 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

Domfront is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.[1]

The Romanesque church Notre-Dame-sur-L'eau

Beginning from the strategically sited castle of Domfront, the dispossessed count Henry, youngest son of William the Conqueror, rallied support among local lords and eventually ruled the Anglo-Norman dominions as Henry I of England.[2]

Notable people

  • Claude Du Vall -notorious highwayman in England in the 17th century.

See also


  1. ^ *INSEE
  2. ^ C. Warren Hollister, Henry I (Yale English Monarch) 2001:85ff, 90ff.

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