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L'Aigle is a commune in the Orne department in Normandy in northwestern France.

L'Aigle
The chateau in L'Aigle
The chateau in L'Aigle
Coat of arms of L'Aigle
Coat of arms
Location of L'Aigle
L'Aigle is located in France
L'Aigle
L'Aigle
L'Aigle is located in Normandy
L'Aigle
L'Aigle
Coordinates: 48°46′N 0°38′E / 48.77°N 0.63°E / 48.77; 0.63Coordinates: 48°46′N 0°38′E / 48.77°N 0.63°E / 48.77; 0.63
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentOrne
ArrondissementMortagne-au-Perche
CantonL'Aigle
IntercommunalityPays de L'Aigle
Government
 • Mayor (2017-2020) Philippe Van-Hoorne
Area
1
18.02 km2 (6.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
8,292
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
61214 /61300
Elevation195–277 m (640–909 ft)
(avg. 210 m or 690 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

This commune used to be known as Laigle. According to Orderic Vitalis, the nest of an eagle (aigle in French) was discovered during the construction of the castle.

The Risle river flows through the commune.

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MeteoriteEdit

On 26 April 1803 a meteoroid entered the Earth's atmosphere and air burst over L'Aigle.[2]

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
20058,489—    
20068,415−0.9%
20078,508+1.1%
20088,314−2.3%
20098,144−2.0%
20107,975−2.1%
20117,970−0.1%
20127,940−0.4%
20137,983+0.5%
20148,018+0.4%
20158,053+0.4%
20168,075+0.3%

HeraldryEdit

The arms of L'Aigle are blazoned :
Or, a double-headed eagle sable, a chief France modern (Azure, 3 fleurs de lys Or).



EventsEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

L'Aigle is twinned with:[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "ACCOUNT OF A FIRE BALL". The Observer. Manchester. 11 September 1803. p. 3.
  3. ^ a b c d e "L'Aigle découverte - Nos villes jumelles". Ville de L'Aigle. Archived from the original on 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  4. ^ Города Азербайджана и Франции стали побратимами: Политика, 4 июня 2011
  5. ^ "Jumelage" (in French). Commune d'Aigle. Retrieved 2015-10-13.