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The town hall in Lormes
The town hall in Lormes
Coat of arms of Lormes
Coat of arms
Lormes is located in France
Coordinates: 47°17′27″N 3°49′06″E / 47.2908°N 3.8183°E / 47.2908; 3.8183Coordinates: 47°17′27″N 3°49′06″E / 47.2908°N 3.8183°E / 47.2908; 3.8183
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Clamecy
Canton Lormes
Intercommunality Portes du Morvan
 • Mayor (2008–2012) Fabien Bazin
Area1 51.71 km2 (19.97 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,398
 • Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 58145 /58140
Elevation 202–626 m (663–2,054 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.

Lormes is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. The writer Henri Bachelin (1879–1941), winner of the 1918 Prix Femina for Le Serviteur, was born in Lormes.


At the 1999 census, the population was 1398. On 1 January 2004, the estimate was 1389.

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