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Saint-Calais (France)
region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement Mamers
Canton Saint-Calais (main town)
Community association Vallées de la Braye et de l'Anille
Coordinates 47 ° 55 '  N , 0 ° 45'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 55 '  N , 0 ° 45'  E
height 87-163 m
surface 22.76 km 2
Residents 3,236 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 142 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 72120
INSEE code

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.


Saint-Calais is located 30 km west of Vendôme and 45 km east of Le Mans , at an altitude between 87 and 163 meters. The local area is crossed by the River Anille .

Twin cities

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 .


The Autoroute A11 (= E 50) from Paris to Le Mans runs north in a distance of 28 km; the Autoroute A28 (= E 502) from Le Mans to Tours runs to the west in a distance of 33 km.


  • Catholic parish church of Notre-Dame (14th to 17th centuries)
  • Castle ruins


Web links

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