Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier

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Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier
Sant-Albin-an-Hiliber
Commune
The church of Saint-Aubin, in Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier
The church of Saint-Aubin, in Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier
Coat of arms of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier
Coat of arms
Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier is located in France
Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier
Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier
Coordinates: 48°15′37″N 1°23′51″W / 48.2603°N 1.3975°W / 48.2603; -1.3975Coordinates: 48°15′37″N 1°23′51″W / 48.2603°N 1.3975°W / 48.2603; -1.3975
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Ille-et-Vilaine
Arrondissement Fougères-Vitré
Canton Fougères-1
Intercommunality Pays de Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jérôme Bégasse
Area1 27.41 km2 (10.58 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 3,609
 • 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.

Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier (Breton: Sant-Albin-an-Hiliber) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier is located at 29 km (18 mi) northeast of Rennes and 49 km (30 mi) south of Mont Saint-Michel.

The bordering communes are Mézières-sur-Couesnon, Saint-Jean-sur-Couesnon, Saint-Georges-de-Chesné, Mecé, Livré-sur-Changeon, Liffré, Gosné, Ercé-près-Liffré, and Gahard.

History[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier are called saint-aubinais in French.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,798 —    
1968 1,714 −4.7%
1975 1,776 +3.6%
1982 2,235 +25.8%
1990 2,040 −8.7%
1999 2,746 +34.6%
2009 3,609 +31.4%

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