Saint-Gilles, Manche

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The village and its church
The village and its church
Saint-Gilles is located in France
Location within Normandy region
Saint-Gilles is located in Normandy
Coordinates: 49°06′20″N 1°10′27″W / 49.1056°N 1.1742°W / 49.1056; -1.1742Coordinates: 49°06′20″N 1°10′27″W / 49.1056°N 1.1742°W / 49.1056; -1.1742
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Saint-Lô
Canton Saint-Lô-1
Intercommunality Canton of Marigny
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Lerouxel
Area1 7.84 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 859
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Saint-Gillais
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 50483 /50180
Elevation 12–104 m (39–341 ft)
(avg. 101 m or 331 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-Gilles is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France. In 1848 John Ruskin and his new wife, the former Effie Gray, visited St Gilles. Ruskin noted "The Church of Saint Giles has some remarkable examples of the final stage of transition from flamboyant to Renaissance". [1]

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  1. ^ The Diaries of John Ruskin, 1848-1873 selected and edited by Joan Evans and John Howard Whitehouse, Oxford at the Clarendon press, 1958