Abbaye Blanche
Abbaye Blanche
Coat of arms of Mortain
Coat of arms
Mortain is located in France
Coordinates: 48°38′55″N 0°56′23″W / 48°38′55″N 0°56′23″W / 48.6486; -0.9397
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Avranches
Canton Le Mortainais
Intercommunality Le Mortainais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Desfoux
Area1 7.44 km2 (2.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,893
 • Density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone CET ( UTC+1)
 • Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 50359 /50140
Elevation 102–327 m (335–1,073 ft)
(avg. 232 m or 761 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Mortain is a former commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Mortain-Bocage. [1]


Mortain is situated on a rocky hill rising above the gorge of the Cance, a tributary of the Sélune.

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