Tourouvre au Perche

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Tourouvre au Perche
Location of Tourouvre au Perche
Tourouvre au Perche is located in France
Tourouvre au Perche
Tourouvre au Perche
Tourouvre au Perche is located in Normandy
Tourouvre au Perche
Tourouvre au Perche
Coordinates: 48°35′24″N 0°39′07″E / 48.590°N 0.652°E / 48.590; 0.652Coordinates: 48°35′24″N 0°39′07″E / 48.590°N 0.652°E / 48.590; 0.652
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentOrne
ArrondissementMortagne-au-Perche
CantonTourouvre
IntercommunalityCC Hauts Perche
Government
 • Mayor (2016-2020) Guy Monhée
Area
1
93.76 km2 (36.20 sq mi)
Population
(2015)2
3,237
 • Density35/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
61491 /61190
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 au Perche is a commune in the department of Orne, northwestern France. The municipality was established on 1 January 2016 by merger of the former communes of Autheuil, Bivilliers, Bresolettes, Bubertré, Champs, Lignerolles, La Poterie-au-Perche, Prépotin, Randonnai and Tourouvre (the seat).[1]

On 22 December 2016, the world’s first solar-panel road - the Wattway on the RD5 road - was inaugurated. It was covered with 2,800 square meters of electricity-generating panels. The panels are covered with a resin containing fine sheets of silicon, making them tough enough to withstand all traffic. The project cost 5m Euros.

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  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 21 December 2015 (in French)