Brétigny-sur-Orge

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Brétigny-sur-Orge
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
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Decaux (PS)
Area
 • Land1 14.56 km2 (5.62 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 23,165
 • Population2 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.

Transport[edit]

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]

People[edit]

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

Notable Brétignolais include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ > Par Frédéric Frangeul avec AFP <!. "Un train déraille à Brétigny-sur-Orge". Europe1.fr. 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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