Rabodanges

Rabodanges is a former commune in the Orne department of the Normandy region of north-western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Putanges-le-Lac.[2]

Rabodanges
Rabodanges lake on the river Orne
Rabodanges lake on the river Orne
Location of Rabodanges
Rabodanges is located in France
Rabodanges
Rabodanges
Rabodanges is located in Normandy
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Rabodanges
Coordinates: 48°48′02″N 0°16′56″W / 48.8006°N 0.2822°W / 48.8006; -0.2822Coordinates: 48°48′02″N 0°16′56″W / 48.8006°N 0.2822°W / 48.8006; -0.2822
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentOrne
ArrondissementArgentan
CantonAthis-de-l'Orne
CommunePutanges-le-Lac
Area
1
9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
181
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
61210
Elevation70–241 m (230–791 ft)
(avg. 800 m or 2,600 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

The former name of the parish was "Culley-sur-Orne" (until 1650).

The name "Rabodanges" is a corruption of "Rabodinghes" — a fief situated in Artois close to Saint-Omer — from where the manorial family which also owned the land of Culley-sur-Orne originated; the title of nobility was raised to "Marquis de Rabodanges" by King Louis XIV. The last representative of this family, established in Normandy since the 16th century, died without issue in 1792.

DemographyEdit

Historical population of Rabodanges
(Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE[1])
Year19621968197519821990199920062017
Population250217170168149157167181

Places of interestEdit

  • Its chateau built in the classical style (open for visits)
  • Rabodanges is also known for its lake, on which one can water-ski.

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