Corbigny


Corbigny (French pronunciation: [kɔʁbiɲi]) is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. The city is located next to the Morvan and is one of the five Cities-Doors of Parc naturel régional du Morvan.

Corbigny
The Anguison river in Corbigny
Coat of arms
Location of Corbigny
Corbigny
Corbigny
Coordinates: 47°15′27″N 3°41′03″E
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentNièvre
ArrondissementClamecy
CantonCorbigny
IntercommunalityTannay-Brinon-Corbigny
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Maryse Peltier[1]
Area
1
20.06 km2 (7.75 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
1,463
  Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
58083 /58800
Elevation182–275 m (597–902 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History


The city used to be one of the first steps for pilgrims starting from Vézelay on the road to Santiago de Compostela.

On 15 January 1934, a Dewoitine tri-motor commercial airliner, the 'Emeraude' (Emerald), returning from Indochina, crashed into a hillside near Corbigny, killing all ten people aboard, including the director of Air France, Maurice Noguès, and the governor-general of the colony of French Indochina, Pierre Pasquier.[3]

Monuments


The Saint Léonard Abbaye which was built in the 18th century is one of the city's most famous attractions. A festival of classical music takes place in this Abbaye every summer.

Demographics


At the 1999 census, the population was 1709. On 1 January 2006, the estimate was 1681. The residents of Corbigny are known as 'Corbigeois.'

See also


References


  1. "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. A photograph of the memorial to those killed in the crash of the "Emeraude" on 15 January 1934 can be seen here.