Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët

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Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Commune
The church of Saint-Hilaire
The church of Saint-Hilaire
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët is located in France
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Location within Normandy region
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët is located in Normandy
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Coordinates: 48°34′42″N 1°05′27″W / 48.5783°N 1.0908°W / 48.5783; -1.0908Coordinates: 48°34′42″N 1°05′27″W / 48.5783°N 1.0908°W / 48.5783; -1.0908
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentManche
ArrondissementAvranches
CantonSaint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
IntercommunalitySaint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilbert Badiou
Area146.97 km2 (18.14 sq mi)
Population (2013)26,169
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code50484 /50600
Elevation58–119 m (190–390 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 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-Hilaire-du-Harcouët is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France. On 1 January 2016, the former communes of Saint-Martin-de-Landelles and Virey were merged into Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët.[1]

It is approximately 50 miles (80 km) east of St. Malo and a similar distance northeast of Rennes. A medieval tower in the town centre, the only remainder of the old church, contains frescos by painter Marthe Flandrin.[2]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
The arms of Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët are blazoned :
Gules, a tower argent, and in chief 3 mullets Or.



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References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 15 December 2015 (in French)
  2. ^ normandythenandnow.com, Details and photos