Le Bignon-Mirabeau

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Le Bignon-Mirabeau
Le Bignon-Mirabeau is located in France
Le Bignon-Mirabeau
Le Bignon-Mirabeau
Coordinates: 48°08′56″N 2°55′25″E / 48.1489°N 2.9236°E / 48.1489; 2.9236Coordinates: 48°08′56″N 2°55′25″E / 48.1489°N 2.9236°E / 48.1489; 2.9236
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Ferrières-en-Gâtinais
Intercommunality Quatre Vallées
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pascal Duvert
Area
 • Land1 12.83 km2 (4.95 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 267
 • Population2 density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 45032 / 45210
Elevation 120–141 m (394–463 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.
This article is about the commune in north-central France. For the commune in the western France, see Le Bignon.

Le Bignon-Mirabeau is a commune in the Centre region of France.

Originally called simply Le Bignon, the small village is approximately 90 kilometres (56 mi) south of Paris, situated between the communes of Montargis to the south and Nemours to the north.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 420 —    
1800 420 +0.0%
1806 391 −6.9%
1821 366 −6.4%
1831 440 +20.2%
1836 481 +9.3%
1841 450 −6.4%
1846 460 +2.2%
1851 462 +0.4%
1856 428 −7.4%
1861 457 +6.8%
1866 445 −2.6%
1872 457 +2.7%
1876 400 −12.5%
1881 408 +2.0%
1886 419 +2.7%
1891 418 −0.2%
1896 442 +5.7%
1901 348 −21.3%
1906 350 +0.6%
1911 313 −10.6%
1921 282 −9.9%
1926 283 +0.4%
1931 284 +0.4%
1936 256 −9.9%
1946 264 +3.1%
1954 246 −6.8%
1962 240 −2.4%
1968 236 −1.7%
1975 178 −24.6%
1982 198 +11.2%
1990 197 −0.5%
1999 261 +32.5%
2006 261 +0.0%
2009 267 +2.3%
Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749–1791)

Comte de Mirabeau[edit]

The commune was the birthplace of one of the most celebrated figures of the French Revolution, the comte de Mirabeau. The future orator and statesman was born in the Chateau de Bignon on 4 April 1749.[2]

After Mirabeau's death, the commune's original name was amended to Le Bignon-Mirabeau by a resolution of the Municipal Council on 1 November 1792. The name eventually passed out of favor but was officially and permanently restored in the 1880s. A bronze statue of Mirabeau was erected in the commune to commemorate the restoration of the name.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fred Morrow Fling (1908). Mirabeau and the French Revolution. p. 127. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Fred Morrow Fling (1908). Mirabeau and the French Revolution. p. 126. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Notes and News". The Academy (London: J. Murray) 31 (790): 448. June 25, 1887. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Georges Pallain (1883). La statue de Mirabeau: vœu émis par le conseil d'arrondissement de Montargis sur la proposition de G. Pallain, précédé d'une lettre de Léon Gambetta (in French). E. Plon et cie. p. 44. OCLC 84306925. Retrieved 28 July 2011.