Orchies

Orchies (French pronunciation: ​[ɔʁʃi]; Dutch: Oorschie) is a commune in the department of Nord in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

Orchies
The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Orchies
Location of Orchies
Orchies is located in France
Orchies
Orchies
Orchies is located in Hauts-de-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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDouai
CantonOrchies
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes Pévèle-Carembault
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Ludovic Rohart
Area
1
10.92 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
8,736
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59449 /59310
Elevation22–49 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.

Orchies is the biggest town of the Pévèle. It is especially known for its Musée de la chicorée, the museum of chicory.

Orchies is twinned with Kelso in the Scottish Borders area of the United Kingdom.

The French Romantic composer Clément Broutin (1851–1889) was born in Orchies.

TransportEdit

Orchies railway station is served by TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The station is situated on a junction between the Fives-Hison railway and the Somain-Halluin Railway.

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Orchies are blazoned :
Argent, a lion sable armed and langued gules, in dexter chief a crosslet ?patty? within an orle gules.



See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.

External linksEdit

 
Orchies, townhall