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Argentan - Saint Martin Church
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|18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||805.39/km2 (2,086.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
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.
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Heavy fighting in August 1944, following the Allied invasion of Normandy, left the town in ruins.
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