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Camembert, Orne

Camembert
Camembert is located in France
Camembert
Camembert
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton Vimoutiers
Intercommunality Pays de Camembert
Area1 10.3 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 196
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61071 / 61120
Elevation 111–237 m (364–778 ft)
(avg. 137 m or 449 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.

Camembert is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.

It is most famous as the place where camembert cheese originated.

Camembert has been called "The largest small village in France." This is because the area of the commune itself is out of proportion to the center of the village which consists of the Cheese Museum (in the shape of a Camembert cheese), the Town Hall (Mairie), the Church of St Anne, the Ferme Président (a museum), Beamoncel (the house where Marie Harel, the creator of camembert cheese lived) and 3 other small houses. The rest of the commune is scattered over 2,500 acres (10 km2).

Contents

  • History 1
  • Population 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The village is most noted for the early development of camembert cheese by Marie Harel in 1791.

Population

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Camembert Country


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