L'Aigle

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L'Aigle
L'Aigle ville 9.jpg
Coat of arms of L'Aigle
Coat of arms
L'Aigle is located in France
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
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Mortagne-au-Perche
Canton L'Aigle-Est & L'Aigle-Ouest
Intercommunality Pays de l'Aigle
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thierry Pinot
Area1 18.02 km2 (6.96 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 8,314
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61214 / 61300
Elevation 195–277 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

L'Aigle is a commune in the Orne department in Basse-Normandie in northwestern France.

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.

Meteorite[edit]

Main article: L'Aigle (meteorite)

On 26 April 1803 a meteoroid entered the Earth's atmosphere and air burst over L'Aigle.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 5,409 —    
1800 5,947 +9.9%
1806 5,639 −5.2%
1821 5,419 −3.9%
1836 5,454 +0.6%
1841 5,505 +0.9%
1846 5,584 +1.4%
1851 5,678 +1.7%
1856 5,725 +0.8%
1861 5,676 −0.9%
1866 5,811 +2.4%
1872 5,285 −9.1%
1876 5,196 −1.7%
1881 5,303 +2.1%
1886 5,155 −2.8%
1891 5,078 −1.5%
1896 5,125 +0.9%
1901 5,205 +1.6%
1906 5,242 +0.7%
1911 5,698 +8.7%
1921 5,521 −3.1%
1926 5,727 +3.7%
1931 5,849 +2.1%
1936 6,007 +2.7%
1946 5,869 −2.3%
1954 6,482 +10.4%
1962 7,317 +12.9%
1968 8,702 +18.9%
1975 9,619 +10.5%
1982 9,834 +2.2%
1990 9,466 −3.7%
1999 8,972 −5.2%
2008 8,314 −7.3%

Heraldry[edit]

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



Events[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

L'Aigle is twinned with:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACCOUNT OF A FIRE BALL". The Observer (Manchester). 11 September 1803. p. 3. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "L'Aigle découverte - Nos villes jumelles". Ville de L'Aigle. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  3. ^ Города Азербайджана и Франции стали побратимами: Политика, 4 июня 2011
  4. ^ "Association Suisse des Communes et Régions d’Europe". L'Association suisse pour le Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe (ASCCRE) (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-20.