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Rabodanges lake on the Orne River
|Intercommunality||Community of communes of the Val d'Orne|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Yvette Ruban|
|Area1||9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)|
|• Density||18/km2 (46/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||61340 / 61210|
|Elevation||70–241 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.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
- 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.
Since March 2008, the Mayor of Rabodanges has been Yvette Ruban, who is politically independent.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- 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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