Orgueil

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Orgueil
Orgueil is located in France
Orgueil
Orgueil
Coordinates: 43°54′19″N 1°24′43″E / 43.9053°N 1.4119°E / 43.9053; 1.4119Coordinates: 43°54′19″N 1°24′43″E / 43.9053°N 1.4119°E / 43.9053; 1.4119
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Tarn-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Montauban
Canton Grisolles
Intercommunality Terroir Grisolles Villebrumier
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Meesseman
Area
 • Land1 14.03 km2 (5.42 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,259
 • Population2 density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 82136 / 82370
Elevation 75–116 m (246–381 ft)
(avg. 102 m or 335 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.

Orgueil is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Midi-Pyrénées region in southern France.

History[edit]

Orgueil has existed for more than 1000 years. It was first mentioned in the 9th century, when Orgueil was part of Saint-Sernin Abbaye in Toulouse.

On 14 May 1864 a rare carbonaceous chondrite meteorite landed there, now known as the Orgueil meteorite. For research purposes, it was split up into several pieces which can now be seen in museums in Europe and the USA. The Museum d'Histoire Naturelle of Montauban in Tarn-et-Garonne, France has a large piece of the meteorite that weighs eleven kilograms.

Economy[edit]

Orgueil is also a wine-producing region: the red grape le frontonnais is cultivated there.

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