Orchies

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Orchies
The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Orchies
Coat of arms
Orchies is located in France
Orchies
Orchies
Coordinates: 50°28′32″N 3°14′42″E / 50.4756°N 3.245°E / 50.4756; 3.245Coordinates: 50°28′32″N 3°14′42″E / 50.4756°N 3.245°E / 50.4756; 3.245
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Douai
Canton Orchies
Intercommunality Orchies-Beuvry-la-Forêt
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Bailly
Area
 • Land1 10.92 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Population2 8,172
 • Population2 density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59449 / 59310
Elevation 22–49 m (72–161 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

Orchies is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Orchies is the biggest town of the Pévèle. It is especially known for its Musée de la chicorée, the museum of chicory.

Orchies is twinned with Kelso in the Scottish Borders area of the United Kingdom.

Transport[edit]

Orchies railway station is served by TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The station is situated on a junction between the Fives-Hison railway and the Somain-Halluin Railway.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Orchies
The arms of Orchies are blazoned :
Argent, a lion sable armed and langued gules, in dexter chief a crosslet ?patty? within an orle gules.



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Orchies, townhall