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Orléans (pronounced [ɔʁleɑ̃]) is a ceety in north-central France, about 130 km soothwast o Paris. It is the caipital o the Loiret depairtment an o the Centre region.

Orléans
Orléans rue Royale 2.JPG
Orléans is locatit in Fraunce
Orléans
Orléans
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Orléans is locatit in Centre
Orléans
Orléans
Coordinates: 47°54′09″N 1°54′32″E / 47.9025°N 1.9090°E / 47.9025; 1.9090Coordinates: 47°54′09″N 1°54′32″E / 47.9025°N 1.9090°E / 47.9025; 1.9090
Kintra Fraunce
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Depairtment Loiret
Arrondissement Orléans
Canton Chief toun o 6 cantons
Intercommunality Orléans Val de Loire
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Grouard (RadicalUMP)
Area1 27.48 km2 (10.61 sq mi)
Population (1995)2 153,490
 • Density 5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 45234 /45000
Elevation 90–124 m (295–407 ft)
(avg. 116 m or 381 ft)
Wabsteid http://www.orleans.fr/

1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

Orléans is locatit on the Loire River where the river curves sooth towards the Massif Central.

The ceety o New Orleans (still cried in French La Nouvelle-Orléans), in the Unitit States is named efter the commune of Orléans.

CulturEedit

MuseumsEedit

  • Charles Peguy Centre
  • Joan o Arc's Hoose
  • Fine Airts Museum
  • Ceety's Historical an Aircheological Museum
  • Natural Sciences Museum

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Orléans is twinned wi:

It haes a pairtnership wi:

EducationEedit

The University campus is in the La Source aurie in soothren pairt o the commune.

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  Travel guide tae Orléans frae Wikivoyage