Orléans (pronounced [ɔʁleɑ̃]) is a ceety in north-central France, aboot 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
KintraFraunce
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepairtmentLoiret
ArrondissementOrléans
CantonChief toun o 6 cantons
IntercommunalityOrléans Val de Loire
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Grouard (RadicalUMP)
Area
1
27.48 km2 (10.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)2
118,102
 • Density4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
 (2015)
433,337
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
45234 /45000
Elevation90–124 m (295–407 ft)
(avg. 116 m or 381 ft)
Wabsteidhttp://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 whaur 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 o 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 Varsity campus is in the La Source aurie in soothren pairt o the commune.

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  Travel guide tae Orléans frae Wikivoyage