Saint-Fargeau

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Saint-Fargeau
Saint-Fargeau is located in France
Saint-Fargeau
Saint-Fargeau
Coordinates: 47°38′30″N 3°04′19″E / 47.6417°N 3.0719°E / 47.6417; 3.0719Coordinates: 47°38′30″N 3°04′19″E / 47.6417°N 3.0719°E / 47.6417; 3.0719
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Auxerre
Canton Saint-Fargeau
Intercommunality Puisaye Fargeaulaise
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pierre Bordier
Area
 • Land1 67.20 km2 (25.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,735
 • Population2 density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 89170 / 89344
Elevation 182–280 m (597–919 ft)
(avg. 215 m or 705 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.

Saint-Fargeau is a commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France.

Personalities[edit]

  • In the early years of the reign of Louis XIV, the château was the home to his exiled cousin, the wealthy Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans.[1] She lived in the château of the town, giving the building its present appearance. The building also has her monogram over its main entrance. She held the title of duchesse de Saint-Fargeau in her own right.
  • Jean d'Ormesson - a French novelist, mostly writing partially or totally autobiographic novels. He was brought up at the château and was born in 1925.
  • Robert Gall 1918 - 1990 - was a French lyricist.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Katharina M., "An Encyclopedia of Continental Women Writers", P863. Published 1991, Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0-8240-8547-7