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Orne
Coat of arms of the Orne department
Location
Administration
Department number: 61
Region: Basse-Normandie
Prefecture: Alençon
Subprefectures: Argentan
Mortagne-au-Perche
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 40
Communes: 505
President of the General Council: Gérard Burel
Statistics
Population Ranked 73rd
 -1999 292,337
Population density: 48/km²
Land area¹: 6103 km²
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km².
France

Orne is a department in the northwest of France named after the Orne River. Image File history File links Blason61. ... Image File history File links Credit(s): fr:Utilisateur:Rinaldum Source: french wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Capital Caen Land area¹ 17,589 km² Regional President Philippe Duron (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... In France, a préfecture is the administrative town of a département. ... Alençon is a town in Normandy, France, préfecture (capital) of the Orne département. ... A subprefecture in Verdun, France Subprefectures (French: sous-préfectures) are the administrative towns of arrondissements in France that do not contain the prefecture for its department. ... Argentan is a commune, and the chief town of two cantons and of an arrondissement of the Orne département, in France. ... Mortagne-au-Perche is a commune of the Orne département, in France. ... The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. ... The 3 arrondissements of the Orne department are: Arrondissement of Alençon, (prefecture of the Orne department: Alençon) with 11 cantons and 133 communes. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividingarrondissements and départementscommunes Cantons number 3,879 among the 329 arondissements and 96 departments of France. ... The following is a list of the 40 cantons of the Orne department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Alençon 1st Canton Alençon 2nd Canton Alençon 3rd Canton Carrouges Courtomer Domfront La Ferté-Macé Juvigny-sous-Andaine Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe Passais Sées Argentan-Est Argentan... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 505 communes of the Orne département, in France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Categories: | ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Rio de la Plata estuary Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Estuaries An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Orne is the name of two rivers in France: one in Normandy and one in Lorraine. ...

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History

Orne is one of the original 83 department created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Normandy and Perche. The French Revolution (1789–1815) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Kingdom of France was organized into provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département system superseded provinces. ... Mont Saint Michel is a historic pilgrimage site and a symbol of Normandy Normandy is a former country (a Duchy) situated in northern France occupying the lower Seine area (upper or Haute-Normandie) and the region to the west (lower or Basse-Normandie) as far as the Cotentin Peninsula. ... A Percheron draft horse Perche is a region of northern France extending over the départements of Orne, Eure, Eure-et-Loir and Sarthe. ...


Geography

Orne is in the current region of Basse-Normandie and is surrounded by the departments of Eure, Eure-et-Loir, Sarthe, Mayenne, and Calvados; it is the only department of Basse Normandie and Haute Normandie to be landlocked. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Capital Caen Land area¹ 17,589 km² Regional President Philippe Duron (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ... Eure-et-Loir is a French département, named after the Eure and Loir rivers. ... The Château de Boisclaireau, residence of the Gueroust family, Counts of Boisclaireau, in Sarthe. ... Mayenne is a département in northwest France named after the Mayenne River. ... For the apple brandy produced in the region, see Calvados (spirit). ...


Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Ornais.


Culture

Camembert, the village where Camembert cheese was first made, is located in Orne. Camembert is a commune located in the Orne département of the Basse-Normandie région in France. ... Camembert is a soft, creamy French cheese. ...


The local dialect is known as Augeron Map of the Pays d’Auge, 1716 Augeron is the Norman dialect of the Pays dAuge. ...


See also

The following is a list of the 40 cantons of the Orne department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Alençon 1st Canton Alençon 2nd Canton Alençon 3rd Canton Carrouges Courtomer Domfront La Ferté-Macé Juvigny-sous-Andaine Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe Passais Sées Argentan-Est Argentan... The following is a list of the 505 communes of the Orne département, in France. ... The 3 arrondissements of the Orne department are: Arrondissement of Alençon, (prefecture of the Orne department: Alençon) with 11 cantons and 133 communes. ... Orne is the name of two rivers in France: one in Normandy and one in Lorraine. ... St. ...

External links

  • (French) Prefecture website
  • (French) General council website
  • (English) ornetourisme.com

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Orne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (149 words)
Orne is a département in the northwest of France named after the Orne River.
Orne was one of the original 83 départements created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790.
Orne is in the current région of Basse-Normandie and is surrounded by the départements of Eure, Eure-et-Loir, Sarthe, Mayenne, and Calvados; it is the only département of Basse Normandie and Haute Normandie to be landlocked.
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