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Orléans rue Royale 2.JPG
Kintra Fraunce
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Depairtment Loiret
Arrondissement Orléans
Canton Chief toun o 6 cantons
Intercommunality Orléans Val de Loire
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Grouard (RadicalUMP)
 • Land1 27.48 km2 (10.61 sq mi)
Population (1995)2 153,490
INSEE/Postal code 45234 / 45000
Elevation 90–124 m (295–407 ft)
(avg. 116 m or 381 ft)
Website http://www.orleans.fr/

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) anly coonted ance.

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 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.

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Museums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 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:

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

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Wikivoyage-Logo-v3-icon.svg Travel guide tae Orléans frae Wikivoyage