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City hall
City hall
Coat of arms of Brétigny-sur-Orge
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°36′41″N 2°18′21″E / 48.6114°N 2.3059°E / 48.6114; 2.3059Coordinates: 48°36′41″N 2°18′21″E / 48.6114°N 2.3059°E / 48.6114; 2.3059
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Brétigny-sur-Orge
Intercommunality Val d'Orge
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Decaux (PS)
Area1 14.56 km2 (5.62 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 23,165
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91103 / 91220
Elevation 41–97 m (135–318 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.

Brétigny-sur-Orge (pronounced: [bʁe.ti.ɲi.syʁ.ɔʁʒ]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France, 26.7 km (16.6 mi) from the city center.


It is served by Brétigny station on Paris RER line C.

On 12 July 2013 an intercity train derailed shortly after 17.00, killing at least 6 people.[1][2]


Inhabitants of Brétigny-sur-Orge are known as Brétignolais.

Notable Brétignolais include:


  1. ^ > Par Frédéric Frangeul avec AFP <!. "Un train déraille à Brétigny-sur-Orge". Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Deadly French train crash at Bretigny-sur-Orge". BBC News. BBC News. 2013-07-12. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

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