|Area1||8.15 km2 (3.15 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (620/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||71275 / 71110|
|Elevation||237–338 m (778–1,109 ft)
(avg. 242 m or 794 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.
Marcigny was the site of the first Cluniac nunnery, founded in 1056. St Anselm was unsuccessful in attempting to enroll his sister Richeza there after the death of her husband amid the First Crusade. Adela of Normandy, Countess of Blois, mother of King Stephen of England died in a convent here in 1137.
The major manufacturer of the city is Emile Henry (ceramic).
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