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The Anguison river in Corbigny
The Anguison river in Corbigny
Coat of arms of Corbigny
Coat of arms
Corbigny is located in France
Coordinates: 47°15′27″N 3°41′03″E / 47.25750°N 3.6842°E / 47.25750; 3.6842Coordinates: 47°15′27″N 3°41′03″E / 47.25750°N 3.6842°E / 47.25750; 3.6842
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Clamecy
Canton Corbigny
Intercommunality Pays Corbigeois
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Paul Magnon
Area1 20.06 km2 (7.75 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,709
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 58083 / 58800
Elevation 182–275 m (597–902 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.

Corbigny is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. The city is located next to the Morvan and is one of the five Cities-Doors of Parc naturel régional du Morvan.


The city used to be one of the first steps for pilgrims starting from Vézelay on the road to Santiago de Compostela.

On the 15th of January 1934, a Dewoitine tri-motor commercial airliner, the 'Emeraude' (Emerald), returning from Indochina, crashed into a hillside near Corbigny, killing all ten people aboard, including the director of Air France, Maurice Noguès, and the governor-general of the colony of French Indochina, Pierre Pasquier.[1]


The Saint Léonard Abbaye which was built in the 18th century is one of the city's most famous attractions. A festival of classical music takes place in this Abbaye every summer.


At the 1999 census, the population was 1709. On 1 January 2006, the estimate was 1681. The residents of Corbigny are known as 'Corbigeois.'

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  1. ^ A photograph of the memorial to those killed in the crash of the "Emeraude" on 15 January 1934 can be seen here.

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