The town hall in Mortagne-au-Perche
|8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||171–264 m (561–866 ft) |
(avg. 225 m or 738 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|The arms of Mortagne-au-Perche are blazoned :|
Or, 3 fern fronds vert.
- 1962: 3909
- 1968: 4322
- 1975: 4877
- 1982: 4851
- 1990: 4584
- 1999: 4513
1962 population without double counting
- Geoffrey II, Count of Perche and Mortagne, grandfather of Queen Margaret of L'Aigle.
- Marie of Armagnac, duchess of Alençon, died there in 1473.
- Early Québécois settler Zacharie Cloutier (1590-1677).
- Jean-Pierre Poisson (1590-1650), an arquebusier who accompanied the explorer Champlain to Canada. Poisson returned to France, but some of his children emigrated to Quebec and left many descendants.
- City of Boucherville founder Pierre Boucher (1622-1717).
- Count Joseph de Puisaye (1755-1827), born in Mortagne-au-Perche, was the representative of the percheronne nobility in the Généraux States of Versailles of 1789. He rocks in the Counter-revolution after the arrest of the king and joined Chouannerie in Brittany. He was chosen by the Count d'Artois (future Charles X) to organize the English unloading of Quiberon in 1795 whose failure signs the end of his participation in the movement. He died exiled in Hammersmith, England.
- Philosopher and antimilitarist Émile Chartier dit Alain (1868-1951), born in Mortagne-au-Perche.
- Fashion designer Chantal Thomass lives in Mortagne-au-Perche.
- Colonizer of Canada Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal.
- Journalist Jean Planchais (1922-2006), born in Mortagne-au-Perche.
- Journalist and Swiss writer Alex Capus, born in Mortagne-au-Perche in 1961.
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