Camembert, Orne

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Camembert
The road into Camembert
The road into Camembert
Location of Camembert
Camembert is located in France
Camembert
Camembert
Camembert is located in Normandy
Camembert
Camembert
Coordinates: 48°53′38″N 0°10′42″E / 48.8938°N 0.1783°E / 48.8938; 0.1783Coordinates: 48°53′38″N 0°10′42″E / 48.8938°N 0.1783°E / 48.8938; 0.1783
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentOrne
ArrondissementMortagne-au-Perche
CantonVimoutiers
IntercommunalityPays de Camembert
Area
1
10.3 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
192
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
61071 /61120
Elevation111–237 m (364–778 ft)
(avg. 137 m or 449 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Camembert is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.

It is the place where camembert cheese originated.

Camembert has been called "The largest small village in France." This is because the area of the commune itself is out of proportion to the center of the village which consists of the Cheese Museum (in the shape of a Camembert cheese), the Town Hall (Mairie), the Church of St Anne, the Ferme Président (a museum), Beamoncel (the house where Marie Harel, the creator of camembert cheese lived) and 3 other small houses. The rest of the commune is scattered over 10 km2 (2,500 acres).

History[edit]

The village is most noted for the early development of camembert cheese by Marie Harel in 1791.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1999197—    
2012196−0.5%

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.