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Yvelines
Coat of Arms of Yvelines
Details
Information
Number 78
Region Île-de-France
Prefecture Versailles
Subprefectures Mantes-la-Jolie
Rambouillet
Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Population
 -Total (1999)
 -Density
Ranked 8th
1,354,304
593/km²
Area 2284 km²
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 39
Communes 262
President of the
General Council
Pierre Bédier
Location

Yvelines is a French département in the région of Île-de-France. Image File history File links Blason78. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Capital Paris Area 12,011 km² Regional President Jean-Paul Huchon (PS) (since 1998) Population   - 2004 estimate   - 1999 census   - Density (Ranked 1st) 11,264,000 10,952,011 938/km² (2004) Arrondissements 25 Cantons 317 Communes 1,281 Départements Essonne Hauts-de-Seine Paris Seine-Saint-Denis Seine-et... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... Versailles in 1789. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Mantes-la-Jolie or Mantes or Mantes-sur-Seine is a commune of northern France, the capital of an arrondissement (sous-préfecture) and the third largest town in the département of Yvelines on the left bank of the Seine, some 30 miles north west of Paris. ... Rambouillet is a town and commune in the Yvelines département, lying about 50 km south-west of Paris. ... Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a city west of Paris, in the Yvelines d partement (of which it is a sous-pr fecture), in the Ile-de-France r gion, in France. ... For the album by Prince, see 1999 (album) 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Categories: Lists of subnational entities ... 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. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... Arrondissements of the Yvelines département In France, the chief town of an arrondissement is known as the sous-préfecture. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The commune (in French: commune, word appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a gathering of people sharing a common life, from Latin communis, things held in common) is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... The following is a list of the 262 communes of the Yvelines département of France: (CAM) Communauté dagglomération de Mantes en Yvelines, created in 2000. ... This article is in need of attention. ... 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 départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Capital Paris Area 12,011 km² Regional President Jean-Paul Huchon (PS) (since 1998) Population   - 2004 estimate   - 1999 census   - Density (Ranked 1st) 11,264,000 10,952,011 938/km² (2004) Arrondissements 25 Cantons 317 Communes 1,281 Départements Essonne Hauts-de-Seine Paris Seine-Saint-Denis Seine-et...

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History

Yvelines was created from the western part of the no longer existing département of Seine-et-Oise on January 1, 1968 in accordance with a law passed on January 10, 1964 and a décret d'application (a decree specifying how a law should be enforced) from February 26, 1965. Seine-et-Oise was a département of France encompassing the western, northern, and southern parts of the metropolitan area of Paris. ... 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). ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ...


It gained the communes of Châteaufort and Toussus-le-Noble from the adjacent département of Essonne in 1969. The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The French département of Essonne is part of the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ...


Geography

Yvelines is bordered by the départements of Val-d'Oise on the north, Hauts-de-Seine on the east, Essonne on the southeast, Eure-et-Loir on the southwest, and Eure on the west. Val-dOise is a French département named after the Oise River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Hauts-de-Seine is a département in France. ... The French département of Essonne is part of the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... Eure-et-Loir is a French département, named after the Eure and Loir rivers. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ...


The eastern part of the département, as well as its northern part along the Seine, are part of the Paris metropolitan area, but the rest of the départment is rural, much of it covered by the Rambouillet Forest. This article is about the river in France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Rambouillet is a town and commune in the Yvelines département, lying about 50 km south-west of Paris. ...


Besides Versailles (the prefecture) and the subprefectures, important cities include Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Poissy, Les Mureaux, Houilles, Plaisir, Sartrouville, and Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Versailles in 1789. ... The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect; consequentally, like that word, is its applied in English in relation to actual Prefects, whose title is just that (or the forms it takes in other, especially Romance, languages), in the broadest sense in... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a city west of Paris, in the Yvelines d partement (of which it is a sous-pr fecture), in the Ile-de-France r gion, in France. ... Conflans-Sainte-Honorine is a commune of the Yvelines département, in France. ... Poissy is a commune of the Yvelines département in France, located 20km from Paris, with a population (1999) of 36,000. ... Les Mureaux is a commune of the Yvelines département, in France. ... Jouissance is a French term which translated means enjoyment and contrasted with plaisir. ... Sartrouville is a city and commune in the Yvelines département, France. ... Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is a communauté dagglomération in the French département of Yvelines. ...


Two parcs naturels régionaux can be found in Yvelines: the parc de la Haute Vallée de Chevreuse and part of the parc du Vexin Français. The Vexin is a former region in France, divided since the 10th century between the Norman Vexin (Vexin normand) and the French Vexin (Vexin français). ...


Yvelines is home to one of France's best known golf courses, La Tuilerie-Bignon, in the village of Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche. Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche is a town and commune west of Paris, in the Yvelines département (of which it is a sous-préfecture), in the ÃŽle-de-France région, in France. ...


See also Map of Yvelines. This is a map of the French département of Yvelines. ...


Demographics

A person from Yvelines is called Yvelinois in French.


Tourism

Palaces and Châteaux

  • Palace of Versailles
  • Château of Breteuil
  • Château of Dampierre
  • Château of Maisons-Lafitte
  • Château of Rambouillet
  • Château of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
  • Château of Thoiry
  • Château of Vaux-sur-Seine

Versailles: Louis Le Vau opened up the interior court to create the expansive entrance cour dhonneur, later copied all over Europe Monument of Louis XIV in the cour dhonneur The Château de Versailles —or simply Versailles— is a royal château, outside the gates of which the... The Château de Rambouillet, which is the summer residence of the Presidents of France, is located in the town of Rambouillet, Yvelines département, France, 50 km (30 miles) southwest of Paris. ...

Museums

  • Museum of National Antiques (Saint-Germain-en-Laye)
  • Museum of River and Canal Craft (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine)
  • Horse-drawn Coach Museum (Versailles)
  • Toy Museum (Poissy)
  • Sheep Museum (Rambouillet)
  • Cloth Museum of Jouy (Jouy-en-Josas)
  • National Barn Museum of Port-Royal (Magny-les-Hameaux)

Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a city west of Paris, in the Yvelines d partement (of which it is a sous-pr fecture), in the Ile-de-France r gion, in France. ... Conflans-Sainte-Honorine is a commune of the Yvelines département, in France. ... Versailles in 1789. ... Poissy is a commune of the Yvelines département in France, located 20km from Paris, with a population (1999) of 36,000. ... Rambouillet is a town and commune in the Yvelines département, lying about 50 km south-west of Paris. ...

Artist's and Writer's Houses

  • André Derain's house (Chambourcy)
  • Elsa Triolet-Aragon's house (Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines)
  • Émile Zola's house (Médan)
  • Maurice Ravel's house/museum (Montfort-l'Amaury)
  • Ivan Tourguéniev House (Bougival)
  • Château of Monte-Cristo (Port-Marly)
  • Jean-Claude Richard's family estate (Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche)

Charing Cross Bridge, London (1906) André Derain (June 10, 1880 - September 8, 1954) was a French painter and illustrator. ... Émile Zola Émile Zola (April 2, 1840 – September 29, 1902) was an influential French novelist, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism, and a major figure in the political liberalization of France. ... Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer and pianist, known especially for the subtlety, richness, and poignancy of his music and generally considered to be one of the major composers of the 20th century. ... Montfort-lAmaury is a commune in the Yvelines département in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Bougival is a city of 8500 in the country of France, region of Ile de France, departement of Yvelines. ... Jean-Claude Richard - The Abbé de Saint Non at the Louvre (artist: Jean-Honoré Fragonard ) Jean-Claude Richard de Saint-Non (1727–1791) was a French painter and engraver. ... Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche is a town and commune west of Paris, in the Yvelines département (of which it is a sous-préfecture), in the Île-de-France région, in France. ...

Parks and Gardens

  • Chèvreloup Arboretum (Rocquencourt)
  • Marly Estate (Marly-le-Roi)
  • Vaux sur Seine Castle Garden (Vaux sur Seine)
  • The King's Vegetable Garden (Versailles)

For the commune in the Oise département, see Rocquencourt, Oise. ... Marly-le-Roi is a commune of the Yvelines département, in France. ... Versailles in 1789. ...

Politics of Yvelines

Senators from Yvelines

  • About Nicolas (Centrist Union)
  • Bellanger Jacques (Socialist Party)
  • Braye Dominique (UMP)
  • Gournac Alain (UMP)
  • Larcher Gérard (UMP)

The emblem of the French Socialist Party The Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste or PS), founded in 1969, is the main opposition party in France. ... The Union for a Popular Movement, initially named the Union for a Presidential Majority, and in both cases also known by its French acronym UMP (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire and Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle, respectively) is a French right-wing, conservative political party. ... The Union for a Popular Movement, initially named the Union for a Presidential Majority, and in both cases also known by its French acronym UMP (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire and Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle, respectively) is a French right-wing, conservative political party. ... The Union for a Popular Movement, initially named the Union for a Presidential Majority, and in both cases also known by its French acronym UMP (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire and Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle, respectively) is a French right-wing, conservative political party. ...

External links

  • Préfecture of Yvelines (in French)
  • Conseil Général of Yvelines (in French)


Départements of France

01 Ain | 02 Aisne | 03 Allier | 04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence | 05 Hautes-Alpes | 06 Alpes-Maritimes | 07 Ardèche | 08 Ardennes | 09 Ariège | 10 Aube | 11 Aude | 12 Aveyron | 13 Bouches-du-Rhône | 14 Calvados | 15 Cantal | 16 Charente | 17 Charente-Maritime | 18 Cher | 19 Corrèze | 2A Corse-du-Sud | 2B Haute-Corse | 21 Côte-d'Or | 22 Côtes-d'Armor | 23 Creuse | 24 Dordogne | 25 Doubs | 26 Drôme | 27 Eure | 28 Eure-et-Loir | 29 Finistère | 30 Gard | 31 Haute-Garonne | 32 Gers | 33 Gironde | 34 Hérault | 35 Ille-et-Vilaine | 36 Indre | 37 Indre-et-Loire | 38 Isère | 39 Jura | 40 Landes | 41 Loir-et-Cher | 42 Loire | 43 Haute-Loire | 44 Loire-Atlantique | 45 Loiret | 46 Lot | 47 Lot-et-Garonne | 48 Lozère | 49 Maine-et-Loire | 50 Manche | 51 Marne | 52 Haute-Marne | 53 Mayenne | 54 Meurthe-et-Moselle | 55 Meuse | 56 Morbihan | 57 Moselle | 58 Nièvre | 59 Nord | 60 Oise | 61 Orne | 62 Pas-de-Calais | 63 Puy-de-Dôme | 64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques | 65 Hautes-Pyrénées | 66 Pyrénées-Orientales | 67 Bas-Rhin | 68 Haut-Rhin | 69 Rhône | 70 Haute-Saône | 71 Saône-et-Loire | 72 Sarthe | 73 Savoie | 74 Haute-Savoie | 75 Paris | 76 Seine-Maritime | 77 Seine-et-Marne | 78 Yvelines | 79 Deux-Sèvres | 80 Somme | 81 Tarn | 82 Tarn-et-Garonne | 83 Var | 84 Vaucluse | 85 Vendée | 86 Vienne | 87 Haute-Vienne | 88 Vosges | 89 Yonne | 90 Territoire de Belfort | 91 Essonne | 92 Hauts-de-Seine | 93 Seine-Saint-Denis | 94 Val-de-Marne | 95 Val-d'Oise | 971 Guadeloupe | 972 Martinique | 973 French Guiana | 974 Réunion Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Ain is a département named after the Ain River on the eastern edge of France bordering Switzerland. ... Aisne is a département in the northern part of France named after the Aisne River. ... Allier is a département in south-central France named after the Allier River. ... Alpes_de_Haute_Provence is a French département in the south of France, it was formerly part of the province of Provence. ... Hautes-Alpes is a département in southeastern France named after the Alps mountain range. ... Alpes_Maritimes is a département in the extreme southeast corner of France. ... Ardèche is a département in south-central France named after the Ardèche River. ... Ardennes is a département in the northeast of France named after the Ardennes area. ... Ariège is a département in southwestern France named after the Ariège River. ... Aube is a département in the northeastern part of France named after the Aube River. ... Aude is a département in south-central France named after the Aude River. ... Aveyron is a département in southern France named after the Aveyron River. ... Bouches-du-Rhône is a département in the south of France named after the mouth of the Rhône River. ... For the apple brandy produced in the region, see Calvados (spirit). ... Cantal is a département in south-central France. ... Charente is a département in central France named after the Charente River. ... Charente-Maritime is a département on the west coast of France named after the Charente River. ... Cher is a département in the center of France. ... Corrèze is a département in the center of France, named after the Corrèze River. ... Corse-du-Sud is a French département. ... Haute-Corse is a French département. ... For other uses, see Côte dOr (disambiguation). ... Côtes-dArmor is a département in the northwest of France. ... Creuse is a département in central France named after the Creuse River. ... Dordogne is a département in central France named after the Dordogne River. ... Doubs is a département in eastern France named after the Doubs River. ... Drôme is a département in southeastern France named after the Drôme River. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ... Eure-et-Loir is a French département, named after the Eure and Loir rivers. ... Finistère (Penn-ar-Bed in Breton) is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French). ... Gard is a département located in le midi, the south of France, named after the river Gardon (or Gard). ... Haute-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Garonne river. ... Gers is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gers River. ... Gironde is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gironde Estuary. ... Hérault is a département in the southwest of France named after the Hérault River. ... Ille-et-Vilaine is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French) in the northwest corner of France. ... Indre is a département in the center of France named after the Indre River. ... Indre-et-Loire is a département in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers. ... Isère is a département in the east of France named after the Isère River. ... Jura is a département in the east of France named after the Jura mountains, not be confused with the Swiss canton of Jura. ... Landes is a département in southern France. ... Loir-et-Cher is a département in north-central France named after its two principal rivers. ... Loire is a département in the east-central part of France occupying the Loire Rivers upper reaches. ... Haute-Loire is a département in south-central France named after the Loire River. ... Loire-Atlantique (formerly Loire-Inférieure) is a département on the west coast of France named after the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Loiret is a département in north-central France named after the Loiret River. ... Lot is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot River. ... Lot-et-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers. ... Lozère is a département in southeast France near the Massif Central. ... Maine-et-Loire is a département in west-central France. ... Manche is a French département in Normandy named after La Manche (the sleeve), which is the French name of the English Channel. ... Κ Marne is a region in France. ... Haute-Marne is a département in the northeast of France named after the Marne River. ... Mayenne is a département in northwest France named after the Mayenne River. ... Meurthe-et-Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Meurthe and Moselle rivers. ... Meuse is a département in northeast France, named after the Meuse River. ... Morbihan is a département in the northwest of France named after the Morbihan (small sea in Breton), the enclosed sea that is the principal feature of the coastline. ... Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Moselle River. ... Nièvre is a département in the center of France named after the Nièvre River. ... Nord (French, the north) is a département in the north of France. ... Oise is a département in the north of France named after the Oise River. ... Orne is a département in the northwest of France named after the Orne River. ... Pas-de-Calais is a département in northern France named after the strait which it borders. ... Puy-de-Dôme is a département in the center of France named after the famous dormant volcano, the Puy-de-Dôme. ... Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Gascon: Pirenèus-Atlantics; Basque: Pirinio-Atlantiarrak or Pirinio-Atlantikoak) is a département in the southwest of France which takes its name from the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Hautes-Pyrénées is a département in southwestern France. ... Pyrénées-Orientales (Eastern Pyrenees, Catalan: Pirineus Orientals) is a département of southern France adjacent to the northern Spanish frontier and the Mediterranean Sea. ... History The département was created on March 4, 1790, during the French Revolution. ... Haut-Rhin is a French département, named after the Rhine river. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Haute-Saône is a French département, named after the Saône River. ... Saône-et-Loire is a French département, named after the Saône and the Loire rivers. ... Sarthe is a French département, named after the Sarthe River. ... Savoie is a French département. ... Haute-Savoie is a French département, named after the Alps mountain range. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Seine-Maritime is a French département in Normandy. ... Seine-et-Marne is a French département, named after the Seine and the Marne rivers, and located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Deux-Sèvres is a French département. ... Somme is a French département, named after the Somme River, located in the north of France. ... Tarn is a département in the Midi-Pyrénées région in the south-west of France, named after the Tarn River. ... Tarn-et-Garonne is a French département in the southwest of France. ... Var is a département of southeastern France. ... Vaucluse is a département in the south of France. ... Vendée is a département in west central France, on the Atlantics Bay of Biscay. ... This article is about the French département. ... Haute-Vienne is a French département named after the Vienne River. ... Vosges is a French département, named after the Vosges mountain range. ... Yonne is a French département named after the Yonne River. ... The Territoire de Belfort is a département in the Franche-Comté région of eastern France. ... The French département of Essonne is part of the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... Hauts-de-Seine is a département in France. ... Seine-Saint-Denis is a French département located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Val-de-Marne is a French département, named after the Marne River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Val-dOise is a French département named after the Oise River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ...

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Yvelines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (266 words)
Yvelines is a French département in the région of Île-de-France.
Yvelines was created from the western part of the no longer existing département of Seine-et-Oise on January 1, 1968 in accordance with a law passed on January 10, 1964 and a décret d'application (a decree specifying how a law should be enforced) from February 26, 1965.
Yvelines is bordered by the départements of Val-d'Oise on the north, Hauts-de-Seine on the east, Essonne on the southeast, Eure-et-Loir on the southwest, and Eure on the west.
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