Domfront, Orne

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The city hall
The city hall
Coat of arms of Domfront
Coat of arms
Domfront is located in France
Coordinates: 48°31′10″N 0°45′23″W / 48.5194°N 0.7564°W / 48.5194; -0.7564Coordinates: 48°31′10″N 0°45′23″W / 48.5194°N 0.7564°W / 48.5194; -0.7564
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Alençon
Canton Domfront (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Domfrontais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Didier Leduc
Area1 35.54 km2 (13.72 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,976
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61145 / 61700
Elevation 117–256 m (384–840 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

Domfront is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.[1]

The Romanesque church Notre-Dame-sur-L'eau

Beginning from the strategically sited castle of Domfront, the dispossessed count Henry, youngest son of William the Conqueror, rallied support among local lords and eventually ruled the Anglo-Norman dominions as Henry I of England.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Claude Du Vall -notorious highwayman in England in the 17th century.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ *INSEE
  2. ^ C. Warren Hollister, Henry I (Yale English Monarch) 2001:85ff, 90ff.