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Coat o airms o Orchies
Coat o airms
Kintra Fraunce
Region Hauts-de-France
Depairtment Nord
Arrondissement Douai
Canton Orchies
Intercommunality Orchies-Beuvry-la-Forêt
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Bailly
Area1 10.92 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population (2005)2 8,172
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit 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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