|region||Pays de la Loire|
|Community association||Haute Sarthe Alpes Mancelles|
|surface||29.20 km 2|
|Residents||2,970 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||102 inhabitants / km 2|
View of the city of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe is a French commune with 2,970 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the department of Sarthe in the region Pays de la Loire . It belongs to the Arrondissement of Mamers and the canton of Sillé-le-Guillaume .
It was created as the Commune nouvelle of the same name with effect from January 1, 2019 by merging the former municipalities of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe , Coulombiers and Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe , which have the status of a Commune déléguée in the new municipality . The administrative headquarters are in Fresnay-sur-Sarthe.
|Area (km²)||Population as of
January 1, 2017
|Fresnay-sur-Sarthe (administrative headquarters)||72138||2.10||1,943|
The city of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe only has a very densely populated city center, which results in a high population density. Fresnay-sur-Sarthe is about 30 kilometers northwest of Le Mans and about 15 kilometers southwest of Alençon . As the French place name implies, it lies on the Sarthe - a river that is 285 km long and belongs to the Loire river system . It is an access community associated with the Normandy-Maine Regional Nature Park .
Monthly average temperatures and rainfall for Fresnay-sur-Sarthe
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe was first mentioned on October 12, 997 as the location of Fresnay Castle. This was built in the 9th or 10th century and served to ward off Norman attacks and to secure trade on the Sarthe. In the 11th century Fresnay formed the center of its own vice-county, at the beginning of the 12th century Fresnay fell to the vice-count of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe and was incorporated into his vice-county. The castle also played an important strategic role during the Hundred Years War .
The population development of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe shows a significant increase in the first half of the 19th century. Since then, the population has slowly declined. The lowest level was reached in 1931. After a significant increase in the population in the 1960s and 1970s, the population has declined again in recent years.
Fresnay population statistics show that the population is aging, 44.6% of the population are over 60 and 53.9% of those over 15 are retired. There is hope, however, from the fact that the proportion of people under the age of 15 increased by 0.8% between 2006 and 2011. In addition to pensioners, the largest groups among those over the age of 15 are blue-collar workers (14.6%), salaried employees (13.0%) and people who are not in employment (9.1%).
The General Councilor for the canton of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe is the Mayoress Fabienne Labrette-Ménager ( UMP ). Fresnay is represented in the National Assembly by the MP from the first constituency of the department Sarthe Françoise Dubois ( PS ).
Political tendencies and election results
The city of Fresnay, like its surrounding communities, is politically conservative, so the lists and candidates UMP (or the predecessor party RPR ), with the exception of the European elections in 2004, have received the most votes in all elections since 2000, even if the results in entire constituency turned out differently. The particularly good results of Fabienne Labrette-Ménager are possibly also due to the fact that she comes from Fresnay (see also Mayor of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe ). The turnout in Fresnay is particularly high in presidential elections at over 75%, in the cantonal elections in 2008 a turnout of over 68% was achieved, the national and regional elections otherwise have a turnout of 50% to just over 60%, in the case of the European elections However, the voter turnout so far is well below 50%, although the results of the referendums show that Fresnay is somewhat more Europe-friendly than the national average. The referendum to shorten the presidential term of office from seven to five years, with a voter turnout of less than 30%, showed an outstandingly small number of citizens of Fresnay.
The municipal council of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe has 19 members, 16 of whom were on the list of the general councilor for the canton of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe and former members of the national assembly Fabienne Labrette- in the last local election on March 23, 2014 Ménager and three seats on Georges Deltombe's list.
coat of arms
In front a torn green ash tree in gold, behind in blue covered with golden lillia flowers a soaring golden lion.
Adopted April 7, 1961 by Fresnay Town Council.
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe is twinned with the following cities.
- Bassum ( district of Diepholz , Lower Saxony ) since 1972
- Spilsby ( Lincolnshire , England ) since 1988
Culture and sights
- Musée des Coiffes
- Notre-Dame church, monument historique since 1912 .
- Fresnay Castle (gate and ruin of the keep), Monument historique since 1926.
- La Cave du Lion, Monument historique since 2002.
In Fresnay-sur-Sarthe there are the following sports facilities:
- Martial arts hall ( Salle d'arts martiaux )
- Pétanque field
- Sports field ( Stade des Rochers )
- Tennis court ( court n ° 1 )
- Boules field
- outdoor pool
There are many sports clubs in Fresnay that use the facilities. The largest club is Union Fresnoise with various branches (e.g. football and boules).
Economy and Infrastructure
- Public schools
- École maternelle, rue Jane Gaulupeau
- École élémentaire, Rue Saint Sauveur
- Collège Léo Delibes, Rue Jane Gaulupeau
- Private schools
- Notre-Dame Saint-Joseph Catholic School, avenue Victor Hugo
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe is 6 km west of the main road E 402 (= N 138) from Le Mans to Alençon and 17 km northeast of the main road 304 from Le Mans to Mayenne . The A 81 motorway from Le Mans to Laval runs 24 km south.
- 1993: Dieter Delecat . Teacher at the secondary school in the twin town of Bassum . Awarded on the occasion of his retirement after having organized exchanges with the Collège Léo Delibes in Fresnay-sur-Sarthe for almost 40 years.
sons and daughters of the town
- Georges Durand (1864–1941), journalist and motorsport official
- Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Sarthe. Flohic Editions, Volume 1, Paris 2000, ISBN 2-84234-106-6 , pp. 611-619.
- Information on the decree of the Prefecture on the establishment of the Commune nouvelle Fresnay-sur-Sarthe of November 30, 2018 .
- current population according to INSEE
- Populationfrom 1793 to 1999 on the website of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales . Retrieved August 22, 2014
- 2006 population on the website of the French Statistical Office.Retrieved on August 24, 2014
- 2007 population on the website of the French Statistical Office. Retrieved August 24, 2014
- 2009 population on the website of the French Statistical Office. Retrieved August 24, 2014
- 2010 population on the website of the French Statistical Office.Retrieved on August 24, 2014
- Population structure of Fresnay 2011 on the website of the French statistical office. Retrieved August 25, 2014
- Official final result of the 2014 local elections. Accessed April 10, 2014
- Page of the Fresnay-sur-Sarthes Partnership Committee.Retrieved April 10, 2014
- Press article on honorary citizenship on the website of the German partnership committee from Bassum.Retrieved on April 13, 2014