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Coordinates: 48°48′41″N 0°30′00″W / 48.8114°N 0.5°W / 48.8114; -0.5Coordinates: 48°48′41″N 0°30′00″W / 48.8114°N 0.5°W / 48.8114; -0.5

Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton Athis-de-l'Orne
Intercommunality Bocage d'Athis
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Lange
 • Land1 32.47 km2 (12.54 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 2,605
 • Population2 density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61007 / 61430
Elevation 102–268 m (335–879 ft)
(avg. 231 m or 758 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 without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Athis-de-l'Orne is a commune in the Orne department in northwestern France.

Covering 3,247 hectares, Athis-de-l'Orne is the most extensive commune in its canton. The modifier "de l'Orne" was added to the name in 1968, to distinguish it from Athis in the departement of Marne and Athis-Mons in the departement of Essonne.

The rivers Vère and Lembron run through it.

The church of St. Vigor dates from the 19th century.


International relations

It has been twinned since 1980 with Bromyard in Herefordshire, and since 1986 with Schöppenstedt in Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony, Germany.


The arms of Athis-de-l'Orne are blazoned :
Argent, 2 chevrons between 3 ducks sable.

See also


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