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Coordinates: 50°28′32″N 3°14′42″E / 50.4756°N 3.245°E / 50.4756; 3.245Coordinates: 50°28′32″N 3°14′42″E / 50.4756°N 3.245°E / 50.4756; 3.245{{#coordinates:50.4756|3.245|type:city(8172)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Nord</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Douai</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Orchies</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Orchies-Beuvry-la-Forêt</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Dominique Bailly</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 10.92 km2 (4.22 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2005)2</th><td> 8,172</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59449 / 59310</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
(avg. Script error: No such module "convert".)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 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.</td></tr></table> Orchies is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Orchies is the biggest town of the Pévèle. It is especially known for its Musée de la chicorée, the museum of chicory.

Orchies is twinned with Kelso in the Scottish Borders area of the United Kingdom.

Transport

Orchies railway station is served by TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The station is situated on a junction between the Fives-Hison railway and the Somain-Halluin Railway.

Heraldry

Orchies
The town hall
The town hall
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The arms of Orchies are blazoned :
Argent, a lion sable armed and langued gules, in dexter chief a crosslet ?patty? within an orle gules.



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