|• Mayor (2008 - 2014)||Nicolle Rimasson|
|• Land1||2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||76599 / 76160|
|Elevation||20–138 m (66–453 ft)
(avg. 133 m or 436 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 name of the town has the current spelling by false etymology. It ought to be "Saint-Léger-Bourdeny", as it was formerly called "Bourdeny", a Gallo-Roman toponym in -acum, formed with the Germanic personal name Burdinus, thus Burdiniacum > Bourdeny. It is high time to correct the uselessly complex current spelling, which dates from the French Revolution. Burdinus, a given name, gave rise to the patronymic surnames Bourdain and Bourdin, common in west central France.
|The arms of Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis are blazoned :
Gules, a chevron between 2 leopards heads and a spindle bendwise sinister argent.
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The church of St.Léger, dating from the sixteenth century.
- The debris of a tenth-century castle.
- Official website of Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis (French)
- Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis on the Quid website (French)
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