Athis-de-l'Orne

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Athis-de-l'Orne
FranceNormandieAthisDeLOrneEglise.jpg
Coat of arms of Athis-de-l'Orne
Coat of arms
Athis-de-l'Orne is located in France
Athis-de-l'Orne
Athis-de-l'Orne
Coordinates: 48°48′41″N 0°30′00″W / 48.8114°N 0.5°W / 48.8114; -0.5Coordinates: 48°48′41″N 0°30′00″W / 48.8114°N 0.5°W / 48.8114; -0.5
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton Athis-de-l'Orne
Intercommunality Bocage d'Athis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Lange
Area1 32.47 km2 (12.54 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 2,577
 • Density 79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 61007 / 61430
Elevation 102–268 m (335–879 ft)
(avg. 231 m or 758 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.

Athis-de-l'Orne is a commune in the Orne department in northwestern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Athis-Val-de-Rouvre.[1] The modifier "de l'Orne" was added to the name in 1968, to distinguish it from Athis in the departement of Marne and Athis-Mons in the departement of Essonne.

The rivers Vère and Lembron run through it. The church of St. Vigor dates from the 19th century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 2,047 —    
1968 2,016 −1.5%
1975 2,202 +9.2%
1982 2,369 +7.6%
1990 2,395 +1.1%
1999 2,423 +1.2%
2006 2,579 +6.4%
2009 2,605 +1.0%
2012 2,577 −1.1%

International relations[edit]

It has been twinned since 1980 with Bromyard in Herefordshire, England, and since 1986 with Schöppenstedt in Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Athis-de-l'Orne
The arms of Athis-de-l'Orne are blazoned :
Argent, 2 chevrons between 3 ducks sable.



See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 16 December 2015 (French)