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Coordinates: 48°46′54″N 0°22′41″W / 48.7817°N 0.3781°W / 48.7817; -0.3781Coordinates: 48°46′54″N 0°22′41″W / 48.7817°N 0.3781°W / 48.7817; -0.3781

Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton Putanges-Pont-Écrepin
Intercommunality Val d'Orne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Clérembaux
 • Land1 14.87 km2 (5.74 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 366
 • Population2 density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61408 / 61210
Elevation 124–276 m (407–906 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 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.

Sainte-Honorine-la-Guillaume is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.


  • 1620: Georges Pierre is the vicar of this parish.
  • 1622: Jean Le Corsonnois is curate and François Guérin "parish priest".
  • 1622: "Mr Guillaume Lesage, squire, gentleman of la Bocherie and of the Rocher de Sainte-Honorine(la Guillaume)". His son is Jacques Lesage.


Serge Clérembaux has been Mayor since 1971. He is an independent.


Historical population of Sainte-Honorine-la-Guillaume
(Source : INSEE[1])
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 392373322320327330366
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

People linked with the commune

Hans-Joachim Klein, a former German terrorist, who belonged to the Vienna commando in December 1975, was arrested at Sainte-Honorine in September 1998 where he had lived for several years. He was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment in Germany in January 2001 for the murder of an Iraqi security agent in 1975. He later benefitted from a pardon and returned to Sainte-Honorine-le-Guillaume.[2]

See also


  • INSEE commune file


Jean-François Miniac (preface by Alain Lambert), Les Grandes Affaires criminelles de l'Orne, Éditions de Borée, coll. « Les Grandes Affaires criminelles », Paris, 2008, 336 p. (ISBN 978-2-84494-814-4)

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