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Soligny-la-Trappe is located in France
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Mortagne-au-Perche
Canton Bazoches-sur-Hoëne
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Bassin de Mortagne-au-Perche
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Bréard
Area1 19.50 km2 (7.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 708
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61475 / 61380
Elevation 197–294 m (646–965 ft)
(avg. 267 m or 876 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.
Notre-Dame de La Trappe Abbey

Soligny-la-Trappe is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.

Soligny-la-Trappe is the location of La Trappe Abbey, where the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance, or Trappists, was founded in 1664 by a converted courtier named Armand Jean le Bouthillier de Rancé.

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