The church of Saint-Aubin, in Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier
|Intercommunality||Pays de Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jérôme Bégasse|
|Area1||27.41 km2 (10.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||35253 /35140|
|Elevation||54–123 m (177–404 ft)
(avg. 117 m or 384 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.
The area is most notable for the 1488 Battle of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier, the decisive conflict of the guerre folle between rebellious feudal aristocrats and the French king. The rebels sought to resist the concentration of power in Paris and retain regional feudal independence. The combined rebel forces were defeated, paving the way for the creation of a unified French state.
The area was also the site of conflict during the Chouannerie, anti-Revolutionary insurrections in the 1790s.
Inhabitants of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier are called saint-aubinais in French.
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- Geography of Brittany (in French)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier (in French)
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