Châteaufort, Yvelines

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Châteaufort
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Châteaufort
Coat of arms
Châteaufort is located in France
Châteaufort
Châteaufort
Coordinates: 48°43′56″N 2°05′32″E / 48.7322°N 2.0922°E / 48.7322; 2.0922Coordinates: 48°43′56″N 2°05′32″E / 48.7322°N 2.0922°E / 48.7322; 2.0922
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Versailles
Canton Versailles-Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Patrice Pannetier
Area
 • Land1 4.88 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,461
 • Population2 density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78143 / 78117
Elevation 86–164 m (282–538 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 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.

Châteaufort (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɑtofɔːʁ]) is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located 9 km (5.6 mi) south of Versailles, and 27 km (17 mi) southwest of Paris.

Châteaufort inhabitants are named Castelfortain.

Saint-Christophe

The commune is named after the existence of three fortified castles during the Middle Ages; indeed, château fort means "fortified castle" in French.

On August 19, 1913, ahead of the Châteaufort aerodrome, the French aviator Adolphe Pégoud became the first man to jump from a plane using a parachute. The jump was made from a Blériot plane 200 m above the ground.

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