Corbigny

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Corbigny
Corbigny is located in France
Corbigny
Corbigny
Coordinates: 47°15′27″N 3°41′03″E / 47.25750°N 3.6842°E / 47.25750; 3.6842Coordinates: 47°15′27″N 3°41′03″E / 47.25750°N 3.6842°E / 47.25750; 3.6842
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Clamecy
Canton Corbigny
Intercommunality Pays Corbigeois
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Paul Magnon
Area
 • Land1 20.06 km2 (7.75 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 1,709
 • Population2 density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 58083 / 58800
Elevation 182–275 m (597–902 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.

Corbigny is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. The city is located next to the Morvan and is one of the five Cities-Doors of Parc naturel régional du Morvan.

History[edit]

The city used to be one of the first steps for pilgrims starting from Vézelay on the road to Santiago de Compostela.

On the 15th of January 1934, a Dewoitine tri-motor commercial airliner, the 'Emeraude' (Emerald), returning from Indochina, crashed into a hillside near Corbigny, killing all ten people aboard, including the director of Air France, Maurice Noguès, and the governor-general of the colony of French Indochina, Pierre Pasquier.[1]

Monuments[edit]

The Saint Léonard Abbaye which was built in the 18th century is one of the city's most famous attractions. A festival of classical music takes place in this Abbaye every summer.

Demographics[edit]

At the 1999 census, the population was 1709. On 1 January 2006, the estimate was 1681. The residents of Corbigny are known as 'Corbigeois.'

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A photograph of the memorial to those killed in the crash of the "Emeraude" on 15 January 1934 can be seen here.

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