L'Aigle

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L'Aigle
Commune
The chateau in L'Aigle
The chateau in L'Aigle
Coat of arms of L'Aigle
Coat of arms
L'Aigle is located in France
L'Aigle
L'Aigle
Location within Normandy region
L'Aigle is located in Normandy
L'Aigle
L'Aigle
Coordinates: 48°46′N 0°38′E / 48.77°N 0.63°E / 48.77; 0.63Coordinates: 48°46′N 0°38′E / 48.77°N 0.63°E / 48.77; 0.63
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Mortagne-au-Perche
Canton L'Aigle
Intercommunality Pays de l'Aigle
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Véronique Louwagie
Area1 18.02 km2 (6.96 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 7,983
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 61214 /61300
Elevation 195–277 m (640–909 ft)
(avg. 210 m or 690 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.

L'Aigle is a commune in the Orne department in Normandy in northwestern France.

This commune used to be known as Laigle. According to Orderic Vitalis, the nest of an eagle (aigle in French) was discovered during the construction of the castle.

The Risle river flows through the commune.

Meteorite[edit]

On 26 April 1803 a meteoroid entered the Earth's atmosphere and air burst over L'Aigle.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17935,409—    
18005,947+9.9%
18065,639−5.2%
18215,419−3.9%
18365,454+0.6%
18415,505+0.9%
18465,584+1.4%
18515,678+1.7%
18565,725+0.8%
18615,676−0.9%
18665,811+2.4%
18725,285−9.1%
18765,196−1.7%
18815,303+2.1%
18865,155−2.8%
18915,078−1.5%
18965,125+0.9%
19015,205+1.6%
19065,242+0.7%
19115,698+8.7%
19215,521−3.1%
19265,727+3.7%
19315,849+2.1%
19366,007+2.7%
19465,869−2.3%
19546,482+10.4%
19627,317+12.9%
19688,702+18.9%
19759,619+10.5%
19829,834+2.2%
19909,466−3.7%
19998,972−5.2%
20088,314−7.3%
20127,940−4.5%

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of L'Aigle
The arms of L'Aigle are blazoned :
Or, a double-headed eagle sable, a chief France modern (Azure, 3 fleurs de lys Or).



Events[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

L'Aigle is twinned with:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACCOUNT OF A FIRE BALL". The Observer. Manchester. 11 September 1803. p. 3. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "L'Aigle découverte - Nos villes jumelles". Ville de L'Aigle. Archived from the original on 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  3. ^ Города Азербайджана и Франции стали побратимами: Политика, 4 июня 2011
  4. ^ "Jumelage" (in French). Commune d'Aigle. Retrieved 2015-10-13.