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Sillé-le-Guillaume is located in France
Coordinates: 48°11′03″N 0°07′41″W / 48.1842°N 0.1281°W / 48.1842; -0.1281Coordinates: 48°11′03″N 0°07′41″W / 48.1842°N 0.1281°W / 48.1842; -0.1281
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement Mamers
Canton Sillé-le-Guillaume (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Sillé
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Hoguet
Area1 12.90 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,360
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 72334 / 72140
Elevation 115–260 m (377–853 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.

Sillé-le-Guillaume is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France, named after Guillaume de Sillé.

In the fifteenth century the lord of the manor was Sir John Fastolf of Caister in Norfolk (1380-1459), following the English conquest of Normandy and Maine.

See also[edit]


  • Stephen Cooper, The Real Falstaff, Sir John Fastolf and the Hundred Years War, (Pen and Sword, 2010)