The town hall of Orgueil
|Intercommunality||Terroir Grisolles Villebrumier|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Michel Meesseman|
|Area1||14.03 km2 (5.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||90/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||82136 /82370|
|Elevation||75–116 m (246–381 ft)
(avg. 102 m or 335 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.
On 14 May 1864 a rare carbonaceous chondrite meteorite landed there, now known as the Orgueil meteorite. For research purposes, it was split up into several pieces which can now be seen in museums in Europe and the United States. The Museum d'Histoire Naturelle of Montauban in Tarn-et-Garonne, France has a large piece of the meteorite that weighs eleven kilograms.
Orgueil is also a wine-producing region: the red grape le frontonnais is cultivated there.
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