Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe (pre-revolutionary name: Beaumont-le-Vicomte) is a commune in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region of north-western France.

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe
View of the town and river

Coat of arms
Location of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe
Coordinates: 48°13′37″N 0°07′53″E
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentSarthe
ArrondissementMamers
CantonSillé-le-Guillaume
IntercommunalityCC Haute Sarthe Alpes Mancelles
Government
  Mayor (20142020) François Robin
Area
1
6.64 km2 (2.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,988
  Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
72029 /72170
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The residents of Beaumont are known in French as les Belmontais.

Geography

As the name indicates, Beaumont lies on the River Sarthe. The town is situated midway between Alençon (23 km) and Le Mans (25 km). Ballon and Fresnay-sur-Sarthe are each 10 km away, Sillé-le-Guillaume is 20 km and Mamers 22 km away.

Twin towns

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe is twinned with the town of Burgh le Marsh in Lincolnshire, England.

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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