Bruyères-le-Châtel

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Bruyères-le-Châtel
Bruyères-le-Châtel is located in France
Bruyères-le-Châtel
Bruyères-le-Châtel
Coordinates: 48°35′37″N 2°11′33″E / 48.5935°N 2.1925°E / 48.5935; 2.1925Coordinates: 48°35′37″N 2°11′33″E / 48.5935°N 2.1925°E / 48.5935; 2.1925
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Arpajon
Intercommunality Arpajonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thierry Rouyer
Area
 • Land1 12.90 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 3,120
 • Population2 density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91115 / 91680
Elevation 48–168 m (157–551 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.

Bruyères-le-Châtel is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.

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A nunnery was founded at Bruyères-le-Châtel by a noblewoman named Clotilde. The charter endowing the monastery is dated to 10 March 673 and is among the oldest original private charters which survive from Merovingian Francia.

Inhabitants of Bruyères-le-Châtel are known as Bruyérois.

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