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Orne (Department, France)

Last modified: 2005-12-24 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 61
Region: Basse-Normandie
Traditional provinces: Normandie, Maine
Bordering departments: Calvados, Eure, Eure-et-Loir, Manche, Mayenne, Sarthe

Area: 6,103 km2
Population (1995): 294,700 inhabitants

Préfecture: Alençon
Sous-préfectures: Argentan, Mortagne-au-Perche
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 40 cantons, 507 communes.

The department is named after the river Orne (152 km), tributary of the English Channel.