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Carrouges is located in France
Coordinates: 48°34′06″N 0°08′40″W / 48.5683°N 0.1444°W / 48.5683; -0.1444Coordinates: 48°34′06″N 0°08′40″W / 48.5683°N 0.1444°W / 48.5683; -0.1444
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Alençon
Canton Carrouges
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Bocage Carrougien
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Eugène-Loïc Ermessent
Area1 8.58 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 733
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 61074 /61320
Elevation 240–361 m (787–1,184 ft)
(avg. 335 m or 1,099 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.

Carrouges is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.

The inhabitants are known as Carrougiens and Carrougiennes.[1] The town is home to a castle (Château de Carrouges), built in the 14th century by Jean de Carrouges and restored after the Hundred Years War.


In the Middle Ages, Carrouges was part of the deanery of Asnebec. In 1490, under King Charles VIII, Jean de Blosset, Lord of Carrouges and grand marshal of Normandy, founded on his land, with its castle, a college (dedicated to Our Lady of Good Comfort) six canons payments the appointment of the lord who was also the collateur profits. These payments were estimated in 1698 to 200 pounds in Memory of the General Alençon by the intendant, M. de Pommereuil. It is also stated in 1698, that a court called "breadbasket tax" (related to gabelle paid on the salt) was located in Carrouges.

During the French Revolution of 1789, the town was called "Carrouges-the-Mountain". In August 1944, occupied by German forces, the city was liberated by the troops of the 3rd U.S. armored division, following the deeds of Mayor Geslain, who after being released from the German soldiers who had arrested him, indicated the positions of the Germans to the Americans.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mairie de Carrouges,