Essay, Orne

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Essay is located in France
Coordinates: 48°32′30″N 0°14′52″E / 48.5417°N 0.2478°E / 48.5417; 0.2478Coordinates: 48°32′30″N 0°14′52″E / 48.5417°N 0.2478°E / 48.5417; 0.2478
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Alençon
Canton Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays d'Essay
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Georges d'Harcourt
Area1 15.99 km2 (6.17 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 513
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 61156 /61500
Elevation 141–206 m (463–676 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

Essay is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France. The town is mainly known nowadays for its motorsports tracks, and hosted a round of the 2011 European Rallycross Championship..

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