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Orchies

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Orchies is located in France
Orchies
Orchies
Coordinates: 50°28′32″N 3°14′42″E / 50.4756°N 3.245°E / 50.4756; 3.245Coordinates: 50°28′32″N 3°14′42″E / 50.4756°N 3.245°E / 50.4756; 3.245
Kintra Fraunce
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Depairtment Nord
Arrondissement Douai
Canton Orchies
Intercommunality Orchies-Beuvry-la-Forêt
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Bailly
Area
 • Land1 10.92 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Population2 8,172
 • Population2 Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59449 / 59310
Elevation 22–49 m (72–161 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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 wioot double coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Orchies is a commune in the Nord depairtment in northren Fraunce.

Orchies is the biggest toun o the Pévèle. It is especially kent for its Musée de la chicorée, the museum o chicory.

Orchies is twinned wi Kelsae in the Scots Borders aurie o the Unitit Kinrick.

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