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Sainte-Honorine-la-Guillaume is located in France
Coordinates: 48°46′54″N 0°22′41″W / 48.7817°N 0.3781°W / 48.7817; -0.3781Coordinates: 48°46′54″N 0°22′41″W / 48.7817°N 0.3781°W / 48.7817; -0.3781
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton Athis-de-l'Orne
Intercommunality Val d'Orne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Clérembaux
Area1 14.87 km2 (5.74 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 353
 • Density 24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 61408 /61210
Elevation 124–276 m (407–906 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 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.

Sainte-Honorine-la-Guillaume is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.


  • 1620: Georges Pierre is the vicar of this parish.
  • 1622: Jean Le Corsonnois is curate and François Guérin "parish priest".
  • 1622: "Mr Guillaume Lesage, squire, gentleman of la Bocherie and of the Rocher de Sainte-Honorine(la Guillaume)". His son is Jacques Lesage.


Serge Clérembaux has been Mayor since 1971. He is an independent.


Historical population of Sainte-Honorine-la-Guillaume
(Source: INSEE[1])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2012
Population 392 373 322 320 327 330 366 353
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

People linked with the commune[edit]

Hans-Joachim Klein, a former German terrorist, who belonged to the Vienna commando in December 1975, was arrested at Sainte-Honorine in September 1998 where he had lived for several years. He was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment in Germany in January 2001 for the murder of an Iraqi security agent in 1975. He later benefitted from a pardon and returned to Sainte-Honorine-le-Guillaume.[2]

See also[edit]



Jean-François Miniac (preface by Alain Lambert), Les Grandes Affaires criminelles de l'Orne, Éditions de Borée, coll. « Les Grandes Affaires criminelles », Paris, 2008, 336 p. (ISBN 978-2-84494-814-4)