Tourouvre

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Tourouvre
Tourouvre, Orne, église saint Aubin bu IMG 1520 IMG 1530.jpg
Saint-Aubin church
Tourouvre is located in France
Tourouvre
Tourouvre
Coordinates: 48°35′28″N 0°39′08″E / 48.5911°N 0.6522°E / 48.5911; 0.6522Coordinates: 48°35′28″N 0°39′08″E / 48.5911°N 0.6522°E / 48.5911; 0.6522
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Mortagne-au-Perche
Canton Tourouvre (chef-lieu)
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Monhée
Area1 24.01 km2 (9.27 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,649
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 61491 /61190
Elevation 180–304 m (591–997 ft)
(avg. 236 m or 774 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.

Tourouvre is a former commune in the Orne department in north-western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Tourouvre-au-Perche.[1]

The first photovoltaic road in the world was under construction in Tourouvre in November-December 2016.[2] It was built by Société Nouvelle Aeracem (SNA), and dedicated by the French Minister of Ecology, Ségolène Royal on October 25, 2016.[2]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Tourouvre
The arms of Tourouvre are blazoned :
Per fess, azure and Or, 3 ox heads Or and 3 maple leaves vert.



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References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 21 December 2015 (French)
  2. ^ a b Bourgin, Yohann (October 25, 2016). "High Tech. Ségolène Royal lance la première route solaire dans l'Orne". Sud-Ouest. Retrieved November 2, 2016.