|region||Pays de la Loire|
|Canton||Saint-Calais (main town)|
|Community association||Vallées de la Braye et de l'Anille|
|surface||22.76 km 2|
|Residents||3,236 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||142 inhabitants / km 2|
Saint-Calais is a commune in France . It is located in the department of Sarthe and the region Pays de la Loire . Saint-Calais is the capital of the canton of Saint-Calais in the Mamers arrondissement . The municipality has 3236 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) on an area of 22.76 km².
Origin of name
The place is named after St. Carilefus , who founded the Anisole Abbey there in the 6th century. The place that arose around the monastery was later called Saint-Calais.
Between Saint-Calais (and some communities in the area: Bessé-sur-Braye , Cogners , La Chapelle-Huon and Sainte-Cérotte ) there has been a friendship and partnership with the Lower Saxon municipality of Kirchdorf in the Diepholz district since the summer of 1984 .
- Catholic parish church of Notre-Dame (14th to 17th centuries)
- Castle ruins
- Louis-Ernest Dubois (1856–1929), Archbishop of Rouen and Paris