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Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 130 km (80 miles) southwest of Paris. It is the capital of the Loiret department and of the Centre region.

The city is located on the Loire River where the river curves south towards the Massif Central.

The city of New Orleans (originally La Nouvelle-Orléans), in the United States is named after the city of Orléans.

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