Condé-sur-Sarthe

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Condé-sur-Sarthe
Condé-sur-Sarthe is located in France
Condé-sur-Sarthe
Condé-sur-Sarthe
Location within Normandy region
Condé-sur-Sarthe is located in Normandy
Condé-sur-Sarthe
Condé-sur-Sarthe
Coordinates: 48°25′58″N 0°02′06″E / 48.43278°N 0.035°E / 48.43278; 0.035Coordinates: 48°25′58″N 0°02′06″E / 48.43278°N 0.035°E / 48.43278; 0.035
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentOrne
ArrondissementAlençon
CantonDamigny
IntercommunalityCommunauté urbaine d'Alençon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Esnault
Area
1
9.65 km2 (3.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)2
2,157
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
61117 /61250
Elevation147–205 m (482–673 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.

Condé sur Sarthe is a village near Alençon, in the Orne department in northwestern France. The name "Conde" comes from the Celtic term Condate. There are 2,164 people in 2009. It is 846 hectares (3.27 sq mi). The highest point in the commune is 140 metres (460 ft). The river which is called "la Sarthe" flows through the village.

The Rustic cheese is made in the town of Condé-sur-Sarthe.

The church of Saint Martin is of Romanesque architecture and was partly renovated during the Gothic period. Therefore, one can observe arches on one side of the nave, and pointed arches on the other side. The bell tower dates from the 18th century. There is a 19th-century painting of the Assumption and polychrome wooden statues. The stained glass dates from the 16th century.

The "Monument of the Firing Squad Galochère", dating from 1944, honors the soldiers shot here during the Second World War.