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Coordinates: 47°51′29″N 2°06′00″E / 47.8580555556°N 2.1°E / 47.8580555556; 2.1

Commune of Lorris

Lorris clocher.jpg
Le clocher de l'église
Location
Lorris is located in France
Lorris
Administration
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Lorris (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du canton de Lorris
Mayor Jean-Paul Godfroy
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 114–173 m (370–570 ft)
Land area1 44.91 km2 (17.34 sq mi)
Population2 2,815  (2006)
 - Density 63 /km2 (160 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 45187/ 45260
Website www.ville-lorris.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 sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Lorris is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France.

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Data

  • Postal code: 45260
  • INSEE code: 45187
  • Population: 2,674 (1999)
  • Area: 44.91 km²
  • Density 59.54/km²
  • Elevation:
    • lowest: 114 m
    • centre: 121 m
    • highest: 173 m

Origin

The commune name comes from the Massif de Lorris, the eastern portion of Foret d'Orléans, the Orléans forest.

Sites of interest

The area also has a market, museums, miniature golf, canoeing, tennis, and a helicentre.

Geography

Lorris is located 130 km S of Paris, the southermost area of the Gâtinais, halfway from Montargis and Sully-sur-Loire and is 60 km from Orléans.

Historical population

Year Population
1882 2,126
1990 2,620
1999 2,674

History

On 30 October 1242, the Paix de Lorris (the Peace of Lorris) was signed by Ramon VII, count de Toulouse and the Kings of France, Saint Louis. Two men renewed the Treaty of Paris which they already concluded on 12 April 1229. The treaty put an end on the sufferings of the Albigeois.

Mayors of Lorris

  • Louis Henri Prochasson
  • Louis Lucien Naudin
  • Constant Renard
  • Constant Leturcq

See also

External links

(in French)

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