Brie-Comte-Robert

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Brie-Comte-Robert
Brie-Comte-Robert Rue-Gambetta.jpg
Brie-Comte-Robert is located in France
Brie-Comte-Robert
Brie-Comte-Robert
Coordinates: 48°41′30″N 2°36′30″E / 48.6917°N 2.6083°E / 48.6917; 2.6083Coordinates: 48°41′30″N 2°36′30″E / 48.6917°N 2.6083°E / 48.6917; 2.6083
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Melun
Canton Brie-Comte-Robert
Intercommunality L'Orée de la Brie
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Laviolette
Area
 • Land1 19.93 km2 (7.70 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 15,210
 • Population2 density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77053 / 77170
Elevation 47–104 m (154–341 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.

Brie-Comte-Robert is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Brie-Comte-Robert is on the edge of the plain of Brie and was formerly the capital of the Brie française.

"Brie" comes from the Gaulish briga, meaning "plateau". The "Comte Robert" was Robert I of Dreux who owned the town and was a brother of the King Louis VII.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants are called Briards.

Historical population of Brie-Comte-Robert
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 4689 6100 8706 10,347 11,501 13,397 15,210
Town Hall

Sights[edit]

  • The medieval castle
  • Église Saint-Étienne: (13th century) Gothic church, with its original rose window above the quire, wood panels of the 15th century.
  • Hôtel-Dieu: (13th century) this place has been an hospital, then a nunnery. A recent building has been built, using the original facade of the chapel.
  • A stunning market place with beautiful fruit and vegetables arranged almost like art

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