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Coordinates: 48°41′56″N, 2°11′18″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Commune of Orsay

Location
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates 48°41′56″N, 2°11′18″E
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Orsay (chief town)
Intercommunality Communauté
d'agglomération
du Plateau de Saclay
Mayor Marie-Hélène Aubry (UMP)
(2001-2008)
Statistics
Elevation 51 m–160 m
(avg. 90 m)
Land area¹ 7.97 km²
Population²
(1999 census)
16,236
 - Density 2,037/km² (1999)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 91471/ 91400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
France

Orsay is a commune of Essonne, Île-de-France located in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is 20.7 km. (12.9 miles) from the center of Paris. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 642 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,022 × 955 pixels, file size: 315 KB, MIME type: image/png) Orsay I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... (Region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President 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 12,012 km² Population (Ranked 1st)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Essonne is a French department in the region of ÃŽle-de-France. ... The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. ... The arrondissement of Palaiseau is an arrondissement of France, located in the Essonne département, in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividing arrondissements and départements. ... Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire, UMP), is the main French centre-right political party. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... INSEE is the French abbreviation for the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (French: Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques). ... Postal codes were introduced in France in 1972, when La Poste introduced automated sorting. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... This page lists English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations, such as and . ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... Essonne is a French department in the region of ÃŽle-de-France. ... ÃŽle-de-France can refer to: the historical province of France: see ÃŽle-de-France (province) the modern French administrative région: see ÃŽle-de-France (région) For other meanings without the circumflex accent, see Ile de France. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Kilometre Zero of French national highways, located in Paris on the square facing the main entrance of Notre Dame cathedral, and considered the official center of the city of Paris. ...

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History

There has been a village called Orsay on this site since 999, and the first church there was consecrated in 1157. From the sixteenth century, the town and surrounding area were owned by the Boucher family, and it was in honour of this family that Louis XIV gave the quai d'Orsay its name. This is the reason that the Musée d'Orsay is not in Orsay. In the eighteenth century, the family of Grimod du Fort bought the land and received the title of comte d'Orsay. Events Silesia is incorporated into territory ruled by Boleslaus I of Poland Pope Silvester II succeeds Pope Gregory V Sigmundur Brestisson introduces christianity in the Faroe Islands Deaths December 16 - Saint Adelaide of Italy (b. ... Events Births September 8 - King Richard I of England (died 1199) Leopold V of Austria (died 1194) Hojo Masako, wife of Minamoto no Yoritomo (died 1225) Deaths August 21 - King Alfonso VII of Castile (born 1105) Agnes of Babenberg, daughter of Leopold III of Austria Sweyn III of Denmark Yury... Louis XIV redirects here. ... Quai dOrsay is a Parisian quay situated on the Ile de la Cité. Its name is commonly associated with the French Ministry of External Affairs, whose building is situated on the quay. ... Vincent Van Gogh: Starry Night Over the Rhone, painted in September 1888 at Arles Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre, 1876 Édouard Manet: The Luncheon on the Grass, 1862-3 Gustave Courbet: The Artists Studio (detail), 1855 Paul Cézanne: Apples and Oranges, circa 1899... Pierre Grimod du Fort (1692-October 1748) was a fermier général and art collector under Louis XV, and a member of the famous Grimod family. ...


In 1957, largely due to the influence of Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie, the Institut de physique nucléaire (nuclear physics institute) was opened in the Chevreuse valley, and the region, especially Orsay, became an important scientific centre. Another development was the creation of the université de Paris-Sud, whose most important faculty is the faculty of science. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Frédéric Joliot-Curie Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curie né Joliot (March 19, 1900 – August 14, 1958) was a French physicist and Nobel laureate. ... Irène Joliot-Curie née Curie, (12 September 1897 – 17 March 1956) was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie and Pierre Curie and the wife of Frédéric Joliot-Curie. ... Particle physics is one of the disciplines stuided at the Institut. ... Vallée de Chevreuse (Chevreuse Valley) is the name given to the valley of the Yvette River, flowing though the Yvelines and Essonne departments. ... Astrophysics building in the campus The University of Paris-Sud (French: Université de Paris-Sud) is a French university located in Orsay, a southern suburb of Paris. ...


On February 19, 1977, a part of the territory of Orsay was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Bures-sur-Yvette to create the commune of Les Ulis. [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Bures-sur-Yvette is a French commune, located in the Essonne département in the Île_de_France région. ... Not to be confused with ULIS. Les Ulis is a Francilienne commune of Essonne located in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. ...


Transport

Orsay is served by two stations on Paris RER line B: Le Guichet and Orsay – Ville. The RER B is one of the five lines in the RER subway system serving Paris, France. ... Le Guichet is one of the two station of Orsay, near Paris, in France. ... Orsay ville is a RER B station of Orsay, near Paris, in France. ...


Neighborhoods of Orsay

  • Le Guichet
  • Mondétour
  • Le Petit Madagascar
  • Corbeville

Nearby towns

Bures-sur-Yvette is a French commune, located in the Essonne département in the Île_de_France région. ... Gif-sur-Yvette is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Saclay is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Palaiseau is commune in the suburbs of Paris, France, in the Essonne département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Villebon-sur-Yvette is a town and commune in the Essonne département, in the région of ÃŽle-de-France (IdF). ... Not to be confused with ULIS. Les Ulis is a Francilienne commune of Essonne located in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. ...

Places of worship

Orsay has only one Catholic church — Saint-Martin – Saint-Laurent, opposite the town hall. For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ...


Civil heritage

Forested areas

  • The Bois des Rames around the university campus
  • The Bois Persan

Architecture

  • la Grande Bouvêche
  • la Pacaterie
  • le Temple de la Gloire
  • le château de Corbeville

References

Orsay. Wikipėdia — L'encyclopédie libre. Retrieved on October 14, 2005. (in French) is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External link

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On February 19, 1977, a part of the territory of Orsay was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Bures-sur-Yvette to create the commune of Les Ulis.
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