river in Normandy, within northwestern France
Caen's river; River to the English Channel; French river or
department; Normandy river; D-Day river; Norman river
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Orne is a river in Normandy, within northwestern France. It
discharges into the English Channel at the port of Ouistreham.
Its source is in Aunou-sur-Orne, east of Sées. The Odon is
one of its tributaries.
Orne flows through the following departments and towns:
(named after the river): Sées, Argentan
Thury-Harcourt, Caen, Ouistreham
name of the Orne river in Normandy, which is referred to as the
Olina by Ptolemy, is a homonym of Fluvius Olne, the Orne
saosnoise in Sarthe, which Xavier Delamarre traces back to the
Celtic olīnā (elbow).
waters of the Orne are typically moderately turbid and brown in
colour. pH levels of the Orne have been measured at 8.5 at the
town of St. Andre sur Orne where summer water temperatures
approximate 18 degrees Celsius. Electrical conductivity of the
Orne has been measured at 30 micro-Siemens per centimeter.
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