Ablis

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Ablis
Coat of arms of Ablis
Coat of arms
Ablis is located in France
Ablis
Ablis
Coordinates: 48°31′02″N 1°50′11″E / 48.5172°N 01.8364°E / 48.5172; 01.8364Coordinates: 48°31′02″N 1°50′11″E / 48.5172°N 01.8364°E / 48.5172; 01.8364
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Rambouillet
Canton Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines
Intercommunality Contrée d'Ablis-Porte des Yvelines
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Barth
Area
 • Land1 25.92 km2 (10.01 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,260
 • Population2 density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78003 / 78660
Elevation 132–164 m (433–538 ft)
(avg. 151 m or 495 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Ablis is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.

History[edit]

During the Franco-Prussian War, when a German unit moved to take Ablis on October 7, 1870 they were ambushed and routed by about 1,500 French militia soldiers who were supported by the citizens of Ablis. In revenge, a German cavalry division subsequently torched Ablis.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,150 —    
1800 790 −31.3%
1806 809 +2.4%
1821 966 +19.4%
1831 901 −6.7%
1836 903 +0.2%
1841 964 +6.8%
1846 1,009 +4.7%
1851 964 −4.5%
1856 970 +0.6%
1861 934 −3.7%
1866 1,001 +7.2%
1872 898 −10.3%
1876 883 −1.7%
1881 879 −0.5%
1886 965 +9.8%
1891 1,006 +4.2%
1896 1,008 +0.2%
1901 991 −1.7%
1906 985 −0.6%
1911 996 +1.1%
1921 950 −4.6%
1926 981 +3.3%
1931 958 −2.3%
1936 986 +2.9%
1946 1,099 +11.5%
1954 1,014 −7.7%
1962 1,034 +2.0%
1968 1,100 +6.4%
1975 1,115 +1.4%
1982 1,367 +22.6%
1990 2,033 +48.7%
1999 2,705 +33.1%
2008 3,260 +20.5%

Twin towns[edit]

Ablis is twinned with Wendelsheim (Germany).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexikon. Vierzehnte vollständig neubearbeitete Auflage. F. A. Brockhaus in Leipzig, Berlin und Wien. 1894