The church of Saint-Hilaire, in Orval
|Region||Centre-Val de Loire|
|Intercommunality||Cœur de France|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Maurice Trompeau|
|Area1||7.65 km2 (2.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||250/km2 (650/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||18172 / 18200|
|Elevation||147–199 m (482–653 ft)
(avg. 156 m or 512 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.
An area of lakes and streams, forestry, farming and some light industry comprising a village and a small hamlet situated some 25 miles (40 km) south of Bourges, at the junction of the D925 with the D921 and D300 roads. The river Cher forms the commune’s eastern border with the town of St. Armand. Junction 8 of the A71 autoroute is within the commune’s territory and the village is served by a TER train service.
- The church of St. Hilaire, dating from the twelfth century.
- A sixteenth-century manorhouse at La Tralliere.
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