Orne

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Orne
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Coat of Arms Orne


Details
Information
Number61
RegionBasse-Normandie
PrefectureAlençon
SubprefectureArgentan
Mortagne-au-Perche
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 73rd
292,337
48 /km²
Area6,103 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons40
Communes505
President of the
general council
Gérard Burel
Location
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Location of Orne in France

Orne is a département in the northwest of France named after the Orne River.

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History

Orne was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Normandie and Perche.

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 departement of Basse Normandie and Haute Normandie to be landlocked.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Ornais.

Culture

Camembert, the village where Camembert cheese was first made, is located in Orne.

External links

Template:Départementde:Orne (Département) eo:Orne fr:Orne it:Orne nl:Orne sv:Orne

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