Argentan

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Argentan

Argentan - Saint Martin Church.JPG
Argentan - Saint Martin Church
Coat of arms of Argentan
Argentan is located in France
Argentan
Administration
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton 2 cantons
Intercommunality Pays d'Argentan
Mayor Pierre Pavis
Statistics
Elevation 152–228 m (499–748 ft)
Land area1 18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Population2 14,642  (2007)
 - Density 805 /km2 (2,080 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61006/ 61200
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.

Coordinates: 48°44′43″N 0°01′09″W / 48.7453°N 0.0192°W / 48.7453; -0.0192

Argentan is a French city in the Orne department, in Lower Normandy. 17 327 people live there. The size is 1,818 hectares (7.02 sq mi). The river Orne flows through Argentan. The forests of Gouffern and Ecouves are nearby.

Argentan was built at the beginning of the 12th century by Henry II. Henry was a Normandy duke and also the king of England.

There are three churches: Saint Martin, Saint Germain and Saint Michel.

Argentan - Saint Germain Church - 1