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Essonne
Coat of Arms of Essonne
Coat of arms of the Essonne department
Location
Administration
Department number: 91
Region: Île-de-France
Prefecture: Évry
Subprefectures: Étampes
Palaiseau
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 42
Communes: 196
President of the General Council: Michel Berson
Statistics
Population Ranked 14th
 -Jan.1, 2004 estimate
 -March 8, 1999 census
1,172,301
1,134,238
Population density: 650/km²
Land area¹: 1,804 km²
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km².
France

Essonne is a French department in the region of Île-de-France. It is named after the Essonne River. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (704x766, 328 KB) Blason 91 Essonne source Utilisateur:MG Licence GFDL Blasons de France File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Essonne Gallery of French coats of arms... Image File history File links Credit(s): fr:Utilisateur:Rinaldum Source: french wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... France is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... (Région flag) (Région logo) Location Administration Capital Paris Regional President Jean-Paul Huchon (PS) (since 1998) Departments Essonne Hauts-de-Seine Paris Seine-Saint-Denis Seine-et-Marne Val-de-Marne Val-dOise Yvelines Arrondissements 25 Cantons 317 Communes 1,281 Statistics Land area1 12,011 km... In France, a préfecture is the administrative town of a département. ... Évry is a commune of the département of Essonne and of the ÃŽle-de-France région of France, located in what can be considered as the southern suburbs of Paris. ... A subprefecture in Verdun, France Subprefectures (French: sous-préfectures) are the administrative towns of arrondissements in France that do not contain the prefecture for its department. ... Étampes is a town of northern France, capital of an arrondissement in the Essonne département, on the Orléans railway, 50 km southwest of Paris. ... Palaiseau is commune in the suburbs of Paris, France, in the Essonne département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The 3 arrondissements of the Essonne department are: Arrondissement of Étampes, (subprefecture: Étampes) with 6 cantons and 79 communes. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividingarrondissements and départementscommunes Cantons number 3,879 among the 329 arondissements and 96 departments of France. ... The following is a list of the 42 cantons of the Essonne department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Dourdan Étampes Étréchy La Ferté-Alais Méréville Saint-Chéron Brunoy Corbeil-Essonnes-Est Corbeil-Essonnes-Ouest Draveil Épinay-sous-Sénart Évry-Nord Évry-Sud Grigny Mennecy Milly... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 196 communes of the Essonne département in France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Categories: | ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... France is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... (Région flag) (Région logo) Location Administration Capital Paris Regional President Jean-Paul Huchon (PS) (since 1998) Departments Essonne Hauts-de-Seine Paris Seine-Saint-Denis Seine-et-Marne Val-de-Marne Val-dOise Yvelines Arrondissements 25 Cantons 317 Communes 1,281 Statistics Land area1 12,011 km...


It was formed on January 1, 1968 with the split of the Seine-et-Oise department. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Seine-et-Oise was a département of France encompassing the western, northern, and southern parts of the metropolitan area of Paris. ...

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Administration

History

The Essonne department was created on January 1, 1968, from the southern portion of the former department of Seine-et-Oise. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Seine-et-Oise was a département of France encompassing the western, northern, and southern parts of the metropolitan area of Paris. ...


In 1969, the communes of Châteaufort and Toussus-le-Noble were separated from Essonne and added to the department of Yvelines. Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... Toussus-le-Noble is a commune of the Yvelines département, in France. ... Yvelines is a French département in the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ...


Geography

Essonne belongs to the region of Île-de-France. (Région flag) (Région logo) Location Administration Capital Paris Regional President Jean-Paul Huchon (PS) (since 1998) Departments Essonne Hauts-de-Seine Paris Seine-Saint-Denis Seine-et-Marne Val-de-Marne Val-dOise Yvelines Arrondissements 25 Cantons 317 Communes 1,281 Statistics Land area1 12,011 km...


It has borders with the departments of:

  • Hauts-de-Seine and Val-de-Marne to the north,
  • Seine-et-Marne to the east,
  • Loiret to the south,
  • Eure-et-Loir and Yvelines to the west.

All of northern Essonne department belongs to the Parisian agglomeration and is very urbanized. The south remains rural. Hauts-de-Seine is a département in France. ... Val-de-Marne is a French département, named after the Marne River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Seine-et-Marne is a French département, named after the Seine and the Marne rivers, and located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Loiret is a département in north-central France named after the Loiret River. ... Eure-et-Loir is a French département, named after the Eure and Loir rivers. ... Yvelines is a French département in the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ...


In descending order, the cities over 25,000 population are: Évry, Corbeil-Essonnes, Massy, Savigny-sur-Orge, Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Viry-Châtillon, Athis-Mons, Palaiseau, Draveil, Yerres, Les Ulis, and Vigneux-sur-Seine. Milly-la-Forêt is an example of its more rural communes. Évry is a commune of the département of Essonne and of the ÃŽle-de-France région of France, located in what can be considered as the southern suburbs of Paris. ... Corbeil-Essonnes is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Massy is one of the larger towns in département 91 Essonne. ... Localité : Savigny-sur-Orge Coordonnées : Code postal : 91 600 Département : Essonne (91) Région : Ile-de-France Chiffres clés : · Population : 36 258 hab. ... Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois is a commune in the Essonne département, in France, some 30 km south of Paris, just north of junction 42 on the orbital Francilienne road. ... Viry-Châtillon is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Athis-Mons is a town in France, chief town of canton of the Essonne, in the north of this départment (arrondissement of Palaiseau). ... Palaiseau is commune in the suburbs of Paris, France, in the Essonne département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Draveil is a commune of the Essonne département, in France, located near Paris. ... Yerres is a French town located in the département Essonne, in the ÃŽle-de-France region. ... Les Ulis is a is a French commune in the Essonne département. ... Vigneux-sur-Seine is a commune of the Essonne département, in France. ... Milly-la-Forêt is a town and commune of about 5,000 inhabitants (Milliaçois), in the Essonne département, in France. ...


See also

The following is a list of the 42 cantons of the Essonne department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Dourdan Étampes Étréchy La Ferté-Alais Méréville Saint-Chéron Brunoy Corbeil-Essonnes-Est Corbeil-Essonnes-Ouest Draveil Épinay-sous-Sénart Évry-Nord Évry-Sud Grigny Mennecy Milly... The following is a list of the 196 communes of the Essonne département in France. ... The 3 arrondissements of the Essonne department are: Arrondissement of Étampes, (subprefecture: Étampes) with 6 cantons and 79 communes. ...

External links

  • (French) Prefecture website
  • (French) General council website
  • Essonne (Paris Sud Expat) Community

  Results from FactBites:
 
Essonne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (141 words)
The French département of Essonne is part of the région of Île-de-France.
The Essonne département was created on the 1st January 1968, from the south part of the former département of Seine-et-Oise.
In 1969, the communes of Châteaufort and Toussus-le-Noble were separated from Essonne and added to the département of Yvelines.
Les Gîtes de France de l'Essonne - Discover Essonne (338 words)
Essonne is located a few kilometres to the south of Paris, in the heart of an outstanding area with myriad activities, sights and places of interest.
Essonne is a département much in demand for its natural environment just a few minutes from Paris.
Numerous châteaux set in sumptuous parks and gardens adorn the Essonne département: the estates of Courson and Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard, famous for their spring and autumn plant festivals, the châteaux of Courances, Marais, Saussay, Farcheville, Villeconin; and the Chamarande national estate are just some of the many local places of interest.
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