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Exmes [ɛm] is a former commune in the Orne department in north-western France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Gouffern en Auge.[1] It was the seat of the county of Hiémois (French: Comté d'Hiémois), granted before his death in 1027 by Richard II, Duke of Normandy to his younger son, Robert, who eventually succeeded as duke of Normandy. In 1136, Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Pembroke led an expedition against Exmes and burned parts of the town, including the church of Notre Dame.

Exmes
Location of Exmes
Exmes is located in France
Exmes
Exmes
Exmes is located in Normandy
Exmes
Exmes
Coordinates: 48°45′40″N 0°10′50″E / 48.7611°N 0.1806°E / 48.7611; 0.1806Coordinates: 48°45′40″N 0°10′50″E / 48.7611°N 0.1806°E / 48.7611; 0.1806
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentOrne
ArrondissementArgentan
CantonArgentan-2
CommuneGouffern en Auge
Area
1
10.43 km2 (4.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
309
 • Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Hiémois
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
61310
Elevation145–268 m (476–879 ft)
(avg. 317 m or 1,040 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Herbert de Losinga, Bishop of Norwich (c. 1095–1119) was born in Exmes as well as François Le Prévost d'Exmes (1729–1793), 18th-century playwright.


HeraldryEdit

The arms of Exmes are blazoned :
Azure, 2 greyhounds passant argent.



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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 6 October 2016 (in French)