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MORTAGNE, a town of northern France, capital of an arrondissement in the department of Orne, 24 m. E.N.E. of Alencon by rail. Pop. (1906), 3383. A vaulted entrance (isth century), relic of an old stronghold, and the church of Notre-Dame (15th and 16th centuries) with a fine northern portal are of interest. The town is the seat of a sub-prefecture and of a tribunal of first instance, and is a celebrated market for horses of the Perche breed. Mortagne, once capital of the Perche, dates from the 10th century.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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