Orsans, Aude

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Orsans is located in France
Coordinates: 43°09′44″N 1°58′59″E / 43.1622°N 1.9831°E / 43.1622; 1.9831Coordinates: 43°09′44″N 1°58′59″E / 43.1622°N 1.9831°E / 43.1622; 1.9831
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Carcassonne
Canton La Piège au Razès
Intercommunality Piège et Lauragais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Bonnafil
Area1 9.94 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 90
 • Density 9.1/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 11268 /11270
Elevation 304–400 m (997–1,312 ft)
(avg. 355 m or 1,165 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.

Orsans is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.

Orsans is a small hamlet in the south of France, it used to be an important village with a school and many farming supplies, but now is just a small farming community. There is a medieval church and there used to be a large windmill on the hill, which is now gone, however the storage house, (which was also a cowshed for a while) remains, now converted into a house. There is a statue in the square which celebrates the ceased or injured form Orsans in WW1. A small stream runs through the hills that are used for farming. On top of the largest hill in or sans there is a large old water tower, that is surrounded by cows.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 134 —    
1968 141 +5.2%
1975 93 −34.0%
1982 93 +0.0%
1990 76 −18.3%
1999 101 +32.9%
2008 90 −10.9%

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