Thorigny-sur-Oreuse

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Thorigny-sur-Oreuse
Coordinates: 48°17′36″N3°24′09″E / 48.2933°N 3.40250°E / 48.2933; 3.40250 Coordinates: 48°17′36″N3°24′09″E / 48.2933°N 3.40250°E / 48.2933; 3.40250
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Sens
Canton Thorigny-sur-Oreuse
Area
1
49.23 km2 (19.01 sq mi)
Population
(2016-01-01)2 [1]
1,518
  Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
89414 /89260
Elevation83–206 m (272–676 ft)
Website http://www.thorigny.net
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.

Thorigny-sur-Oreuse is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. [2]

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Yonne Department of France

Yonne is a French department named after the river Yonne. It is one of the eight constituent departments of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and is located in the northwest of the region, bordering Île-de-France. It was created in 1790 during the French Revolution. Its prefecture (capital) is Auxerre and its postcode number is 89.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

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History

The history of the village from the pre-historic and Roman periods has been well documented in the book written in 1886 by the abbot Henri Bouvier Histoire de Thorigny-sur-Oreuse.

An effort by the heritage society "Les amis de Thorigny" [3] attempts to bring to light the historical importance of this ancient village and to protect the important monuments such as the sloping medieval church with still visible military fortifications [3] and which was built on the source of the Oreuse river, the gardens of the Château du Thorigny which was dismantled during the revolution, the Château de Fleurigny and the Commanderie de Launay. [4]

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE . Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. INSEE
  3. 1 2 (in French) Les amis de Thorigny, Official website
  4. Thorigny-sur-Oreuse website: History Archived 2011-03-19 at the Wayback Machine