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Argentan - Saint Martin Church
Argentan - Saint Martin Church
Coat of arms of Argentan
Coat of arms
Argentan is located in France
Location within Normandy region
Argentan is located in Normandy
Coordinates: 48°44′43″N 0°01′09″W / 48.7453°N 0.0192°W / 48.7453; -0.0192Coordinates: 48°44′43″N 0°01′09″W / 48.7453°N 0.0192°W / 48.7453; -0.0192
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton 2 cantons
Intercommunality Pays d'Argentan
 • Mayor Pierre Pavis
Area1 18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 14,642
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 61006 /61200
Elevation 152–228 m (499–748 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.

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