Rabodanges

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Rabodanges
Rabodanges lake on the river Orne
Rabodanges lake on the river Orne
Location of Rabodanges
Rabodanges is located in France
Rabodanges
Rabodanges
Rabodanges is located in Normandy
Rabodanges
Rabodanges
Coordinates: 48°48′02″N 0°16′56″W / 48.8006°N 0.2822°W / 48.8006; -0.2822Coordinates: 48°48′02″N 0°16′56″W / 48.8006°N 0.2822°W / 48.8006; -0.2822
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentOrne
ArrondissementArgentan
CantonAthis-de-l'Orne
CommunePutanges-le-Lac
Area
1
9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)2
133
 • Density14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
61210
Elevation70–241 m (230–791 ft)
(avg. 800 m or 2,600 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.

Rabodanges is a former commune in the Orne department of the Normandy region of north-western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Putanges-le-Lac.[1]

History[edit]

  • The former name of the parish was "Culley-sur-Orne" (until 1650).
  • The name "Rabodanges" is a corruption of "Rabodinghes" — a fief situated in Artois close to Saint-Omer — from where the manorial family which also owned the land of Culley-sur-Orne originated; the title of nobility was raised to "Marquis de Rabodanges" by King Louis XIV. The last representative of this family, established in Normandy since the 16th century, died without issue in 1792.

Administration[edit]

Since March 2008, the Mayor of Rabodanges has been Yvette Ruban, who is politically independent.

Demography[edit]

Historical population of Rabodanges
(Source: INSEE[2])
Year19621968197519821990199920072012
Population250217170168149157167133
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Its chateau built in the classical style (open for visits)
  • Rabodanges is also known for its lake, on which one can water-ski.

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