Post office and town hall
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Camille Géraud|
|23.54 km2 (9.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||15/km2 (39/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||163–292 m (535–958 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.|
Sainte-Orse is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. The church of Saint Ursus (Saint Ours) dates from the 11th-12th century. The castle dates from the 15th-16th century.
The first written reference of the town is the village church, "Sancta Ursa" recorded in the year 1072.The "Cassini map" of France between 1756 and 1789, shows the village under the name of "'Saint Orse"', and during the revolutionary period of the National Convention (1792-1795), the name was "Orse-le-Pierreux".
A number of historic buildings are located in the town:
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