Orcenais

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Orcenais
Commune
The church in Orcenais
The church in Orcenais
Orcenais is located in France
Orcenais
Orcenais
Coordinates: 46°43′10″N 2°25′35″E / 46.7194°N 2.4264°E / 46.7194; 2.4264Coordinates: 46°43′10″N 2°25′35″E / 46.7194°N 2.4264°E / 46.7194; 2.4264
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Saint-Amand-Montrond
Intercommunality Cœur de France
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Gomesse
Area1 18.93 km2 (7.31 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 285
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18171 /18200
Elevation 162–241 m (531–791 ft)
(avg. 172 m or 564 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.

Orcenais is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes and streams, forestry and farming comprising a village and several hamlets situated some 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Bourges, near the junction of the D925 with the D112 road. The small river Vilaine forms most of the commune’s eastern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 281 —    
1968 312 +11.0%
1975 270 −13.5%
1982 233 −13.7%
1990 265 +13.7%
1999 288 +8.7%
2008 285 −1.0%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A sixteenth-century manorhouse.
  • A fifteenth-century chapel.
  • The cemetery cross, bearing the date of 1488.

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