Verrières, Orne

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Verrières
Verrières is located in France
Verrières
Verrières
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Mortagne-au-Perche
Canton Nocé
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Perche Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Bouvier
Area1 17.75 km2 (6.85 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 418
 • Density 24/km2 (61/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61501 / 61110
Elevation 119–214 m (390–702 ft)
(avg. 130 m or 430 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.

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

History

In the 15th century, the parish of Verrières belonged to the barony of Villeray in Condeau. For nearly a century (1850-1950), Verrières was one of the cradles of horse breeding Percheron.[1]

See also

References

  1. Les Cahiers Percherons, "Les manoirs du canton de Nocé" (Template:1re partie), par Ph. Siguret.