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.
The Anguison river in Corbigny
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Maryse Peltier|
|20.06 km2 (7.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||73/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||182–275 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.|
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.
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.
At the 1999 census, the population was 1709. On 1 January 2006, the estimate was 1681. The residents of Corbigny are known as 'Corbigeois.'
- "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
- "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
- A photograph of the memorial to those killed in the crash of the "Emeraude" on 15 January 1934 can be seen here.