Orcenais

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Orcenais
The church in Orcenais
The church in Orcenais
Location of Orcenais
Orcenais is located in France
Orcenais
Orcenais
Orcenais is located in Centre-Val de Loire
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
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementSaint-Amand-Montrond
CantonSaint-Amand-Montrond
IntercommunalityCœur de France
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Gomesse
Area
1
18.93 km2 (7.31 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
285
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18171 /18200
Elevation162–241 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
YearPop.±%
1962281—    
1968312+11.0%
1975270−13.5%
1982233−13.7%
1990265+13.7%
1999288+8.7%
2008285−1.0%

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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